How the Victorians Built Britain – 21 July 2021 – 21/7/2021 – Wednesday – Channel 5

Building Victorian Britain

Michael Buerk investigates how Britain’s first’super sewer’ cleaned up the capital and sparked a fresh water revolution that changed the lives of millions of Victorians. He begins his quest in the sewers of Victorian high society, seeking to uncover the depths to which the capital went in order to keep itself clean. Michael also visits a pub to see how boozing brewers had a role in cleansing London of the worst disease since the Great Plague.

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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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