How the Victorians Built Britain – 14 July 2021 – 14/7/2021 – Wednesday – Channel 5

Building Victorian Britain

Michael Buerk investigates how daring Victorian experiments and medical cathedrals helped to build Britain and revolutionise medicine. He starts in Edinburgh with assassins Burke and Hare, exposing the grisly origins of modern anatomy as well as the grotesque retribution meted out to those who defy the system. He next goes to London’s Old St Thomas’ Hospital’s operating theatre for a hands-on instruction in Victorian surgery.

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About How the Victorians Built Britain

In less than a century, the Victorians transformed the face of Britain. They built iconic buildings, constructed transport networks, and invented cutting-edge technology. Michael Buerk travels Britain to find out how the Victorians built the nation.

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