The 1900s

Observe the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century. A few families prosper, but others continue to face the poverty endemic in Britain. See what steps are finally taken to alleviate the plight of the poor.

Air Date 5/30/17

In this series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. A group of 21st century people are moving in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #101 — The 1860s |
    Thursday, Sep 14 at 9pm TPT LIFE
  • #101 — The 1860s |
    Friday, Sep 15 at 3am TPT LIFE
  • #102 — The 1870s |
    Thursday, Sep 21 at 8pm TPT LIFE
  • #103 — The 1880s |
    Thursday, Sep 21 at 9pm TPT LIFE
  • #102 — The 1870s |
    Friday, Sep 22 at 2am TPT LIFE
  • #101 — The 1860s
    Follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outdoor privies. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears.
    Thursday, Sep 14 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, Sep 15 at 3am TPT LIFE
  • #102 — The 1870s
    Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfil clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. Some won't be able to settle their debts.
    Thursday, Sep 21 at 8pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, Sep 22 at 2am TPT LIFE
  • #103 — The 1880s
    Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is.
    Thursday, Sep 21 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, Sep 22 at 3am TPT LIFE
  • #104 — The 1890s
    Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business.
    Thursday, Sep 28 at 8pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, Sep 29 at 2am TPT LIFE
  • #105 — The 1900s
    Observe the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century. A few families prosper, but others continue to face the poverty endemic in Britain. See what steps are finally taken to alleviate the plight of the poor.
    Thursday, Sep 28 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, Sep 29 at 3am TPT LIFE

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