Victorian Slum House: Season 1 (2017)


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Air date: May 2, 2017
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Critic Reviews for Victorian Slum House Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Think Survivor-meets-Who Do You Think You Are? and add a layer or two of soot, and you pretty much have it.

May 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Victorian Slum House is a remarkable combination of educational, inspirational and entertaining.

May 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This was an absorbing social experiment yet unlikely to persuade anyone that things were better before welfare, trade unions, state pensions and other new-fangled life-savers.

May 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Any lingering cosiness about the Victorian age, filtered through the sentimentality and picturesqueness of fiction, receives a terminal bonk on the head from BBC2's new series The Victorian Slum.

May 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Entertaining in a sober-minded, educational way, Victorian Slum House offers an illuminating history lesson without getting preachy or dull.

May 2, 2017 | Full Review…

The problem with Slum is that the pace of the episodes is crawlingly slow.

May 2, 2017 | Full Review…

But it was still a watchable demonstration of pre-welfare poverty: debt; back-shattering work; three to a bed; the dosshouse with its 'coffin beds' and 'twopenny hangovers'.

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Past becomes present when modern folk move to an 1800s slum.

Jun 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In the engaging tradition of The 1900 House, The 1940s House and Frontier House, this five-part series invites modern families to step back in time to a meticulously re-created milieu... Survivor is a cakewalk by comparison.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

What this offers, in terms of insight, is pretty much on a level with people going, "Phew, it's a scorcher!" during a heatwave.

May 2, 2017 | Full Review…

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