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Hidden Killers
Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb investigates the deadly consequences of Victorian and Edwardian life. In this fascinating three-part series, she explores how their homes were filled with hidden killers, and examines why the people of times were so obsessed with untried and untested products. From wallpaper laced with arsenic to must-have items like asbestos socks, electric tablecloths and radioactive toothpaste, Dr. Lipscomb brings these lost stories to light.
Episodes
Ep 1
Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home
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Ep 2
New Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home
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Ep 3
New Hidden Killers of The Edwardian Home
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Ep 4
Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home
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Ep 5
Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home
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Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home
Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the killers that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked. What turned the domestic haven into a ticking time bomb? (1 of 3)
New Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home
Suzannah Lipscomb takes us back to the late Victorian era, when cities were expanding and mass consumerism took hold. But from the food they ate to the clothes they wore and the new products that thrilled them, the Victorians were surrounding themselves with killers. (2 of 3)
New Hidden Killers of The Edwardian Home
The dawn of the 20th century ushered in an era of innovations that transformed the way we lived. But a lack of understanding of the potential hazards meant that they frequently led to terrible accidents, horrendous injuries and even death. (3 of 3)
Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home
Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb takes us back to Tudor times, when the newly emergent middle classes had money for early consumer goods, many of which contained hidden dangers. (4 of 5)
Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home
Dr Suzannah Lipscomb looks at the hidden dangers of the British postwar home, homes that, in a post-WWII world, featured moulded plywood furniture, fibreglass, plastics and polyester. (5 of 5)