Victorian Sensations

Series 1

Series 1, Episode 2 - Decadence and Degeneration

3.0 10 x
Actor Paul McGann discovers how fears of moral and imperial decline terrified 1890s Britain - informing the daring plays of Oscar Wilde and the fantastical stories of HG Wells.

Series 1: 3. Seeing and Believing

3.0 3 x
Philippa Perry explores the 1890s, a decade in which the invention of motion pictures went hand in hand with a deep belief in the paranormal.

Series 1: 1. Electric Dreams

4.0 13 x
Dr Hannah Fry explores how science and technology transformed Britain in the 1890s, giving rise to the modern world - and many present-day anxieties.