What the Victorians Did for Us

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What the Victorians Did for Us
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Genre Documentary
Presented by Adam Hart-Davis
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 8
Production
Producer(s)
Editor(s)
Running time 23 minutes
Distributor BBC
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Two
Original run 3 September 2001 (2001-09-03) – 22 October 2001 (2001-10-22)
Chronology
Preceded by What the Romans Did for Us
Followed by What the Tudors Did for Us
External links
Website

What the Victorians Did for Us is a 2001 BBC documentary series that examines the impact of the Victorian era on modern society. It concentrates primarily on the scientific and social advances of the era, which bore the Industrial Revolution and set the standards for polite society today.

Episodes[edit]

Speed Merchants[edit]

Video on YouTube

Playing God[edit]

Video on YouTube

Rule Makers[edit]

Video on YouTube

In 1875 the Bulldog Club defined the perfect British Bulldog, in a booklet that was circulated to breeders everywhere. From dogs to engineering, from sports to space and time, the world was becoming obsessed by standards, and the rules that defined them. This was the world of the Victorians.

—Adam Hart-Davis

Crime and Punishment[edit]

Video on YouTube

Social Progress[edit]

Video on YouTube

Pleasure Seekers[edit]

Video on YouTube

Making It Big[edit]

Video on YouTube

Conquerors[edit]

Video on YouTube

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