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Brand new living history series kicks off on BBC1 tomorrow night!

DSP’s bold four-part series that sees six familiar faces taken back in time to eat, sleep and breathe 19th century life, kicks off tomorrow night at 9pm on BBC1.

Travelling back in time to live the gruelling lives of the Victorian working class, our six intrepid volunteers are leaving all comforts of modern Britain firmly behind. Each episode sees celebrities Miquita Oliver, Alistair McGowan, Ann Widdecombe, Tyger Drew-Honey, Colin Jackson and Zoe Lucker take on a new 24 hour day in four different work places, where the living and working conditions were incredibly tough and absolutely not for the faint-hearted.

Episode One opens the groaning gates to the vast Victorian dustyard – the 19th century giant rubbish dump where everything was considered of value. Our celebrities will discover exactly what it takes to keep this lucrative business ticking over, sifting through and selling on everything from coal ash to old cabbages – the Victorians were first-class recyclers. Tasked with shifting as much rubbish as possible, and facing their first night with meagre food morsels on a working class wage, how well will the six celebrities survive in their first 24 Hours in the Past?

 

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