Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home BBC FOUR
While the Victorians confronted the challenges of ruling an Empire, perhaps the most dangerous environment they faced was in their own homes. Householders lapped up the latest products gadgets and conveniences but in an era with no health and safety standards they were unwittingly turning their homes into hazardous death traps. In a genuine horror story, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the lethal killers that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked. What new innovation killed thousands of babies? And what turned the domestic haven into a ticking time bomb?
Pick of the Day in Radio Times, The Times, The Guardian and The Independent.
‘The engaging Dr Suzannah Lipscomb shows just how deadly these untested products could be once introduced to the home.’
Pick of the Week in BBC History Magazine.
Presented by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb
Executive Producers: Liz Hartford & Sarah Broughton
Produced & Directed by Suzanne Phillips
First transmitted Wednesday 3rd April 2013 at 9pm on BBC Four
Retransmitted Tuesday 16th July 2013 at 9pm on BBC Four