Vile Victorians

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SKETCHES:

1. Ready Steady Feast”: Dr William Buckland, famed eater of weird things—Series 1 Episode 4

2. Stupid Deaths: Matthew Webb—Series 1 Episode 4

3. Victorian Claims Direct (advertisement)—Series 1 Episode 6

4. A chimney sweep and his young apprentice face unexpected obstacles on the job—Series 1 Episode 6

5. Imagine spot: A little girl must wash in dirty water—Series 1 Episode 7

6. Parliamentarians try to find a solution to–or at least, a way to ignore–the Great Stink of 1858—Series 1 Episode 7

7. Shouty Man:  Victorian Child Chimney Cleaner—Series 1 Episode 9

8. An inspector gets a rundown from strict teachers on school punishments—Series 1 Episode 9

9. An upper-class couple are conned by a thief using street slang—Series 1 Episode 10

10. Great Victorian Inventions: The Car (animated)—Series 1 Episode 10

11. HHTV News: Bob Hale’s British Empire Report—Series 1 Episode 11

12. Schoolchildren have some very unusual names—Series 1 Episode 12

13. Queen Victoria pitches her workout regime—Series 1 Episode 12

14. Florence Nightingale arrives at a Crimean hospital clearly in need of her help—Series 1 Episode 13

15. The invention of badminton—Series  2 Episode 1

16. Meet the many eccentric pets of Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (animated)—Series 2 Episode 1

17. Stupid Deaths: Bobby Leach—Series 2 Episode 1

18. Scary Stories: “The Cabinet of Mystery”—Series 2 Episode 4

19. A con-artist sells tapeworm traps—Series 2 Episode 4

20. John Snow refuses to endorse the ‘health benefits’ of New! Victorian Beer (advertisement)—Series 2 Episode 4

21. Cliff Whiteley advises Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole—Series  2Episode 6

22. Schoolchildren forced to learn by rote turn the tables on their teacher—Series 2 Episode 6

23. Victorian Dragon’s Den—Series 2 Episode 7

24. Welsh schoolchildren are forbidden to speak their native language under the Welsh Not punishment system—Series 2 Episode 9

25. Victorian EastEnders—Series 2 Episode 9

16. Victorian EastEnders—Series 2 Episode 10

17. Shouty Man: Victorian Maid—Series 2 Episode 10

18. Scary Stories: “The Freaks”—Series 2 Episode 10

19. A picnicking couple have a less-than-polite debate over etiquette—Series 3 Episode 1

20. A couple work out their differences via floral messaging system—Series 3 Episode 1

21. Opening the first public toilet in more ways than one—Series 3 Episode 2

22. The strange story behind the establishment of Alfred Nobel’s Peace Prize—Series 3 Episode 2

23. Historical Pet Shop: The animal-loving 2nd Baron Rothschild—Series 3 Episode 9

24. The traffic report—Series 3 Episode 9

25. Victorian EastEnders—Series 3 Episode 11

26. Historical Paramedics: Victorians–Series 3 Episode 11

27. Victoria and Albert’s love story—Series 4 Episode 2

28. Shouty Man: Great Western Railway—Series 4 Episode 3

29. Great Victorian Institutions: The postal service, up to twelve deliveries a day—Series 4 Episode 3

30. A less-than-ethical ice cream salesman—Series 4 Episode 4

31. Historical Crime Squad: The case of the dodgy slum diet—Series 4 Episode 4

32. Lord Raglan explains his plan to ensure the Charge of the Light Brigade is a complete and unmitigated disaster—Series 4 Episode 5

33. The Queen is exposed to some of the bugs–and birds–still to be worked out on a pre-opening tour of The Great Exhibition—Series 4 Episode 6

34. Fashion doesn’t equal practicality—Series 4 Episode 7

35. Dodgy Inventions No. 84: The SS Bessemer (animated)—Series 4 Episode 7

36. Planning a robbery gets complicated when the new recruit doesn’t understand the slang—series 4 Episode 9

37. Real Victorian Hustle—Series 4 Episode 9

38. Historical Wife Swap: The Tombleby-Pumblechooks & The Smikes—Series 4 Episode 10

39. A suitor’s efforts to warn his beloved’s father of a fire are hampered by its very impolite location—Series 4 Episode 11

40. House-hunting in the slums—Series 4 Episode 11

41. It’s always a one-way ticket for the coffins transported on the London Necropolis Railway—Series 4 Episode 12

42. Stupid Deaths: Robert Cocking—Series 4 Episode 12

43. The Only Way is Hertfordshire—Series 5 Episode 1

44. The Beach Watch tries to remain modest and do their jobs at the same time—Series 5 Episode 1

45. Victorian Word Battles: Charles Dickens vs. Lewis Carroll—Series 5 Episode 3

46. Grace Darling discovers a unique peril of pre-Internet celebrity—Series 5 Episode 4

47. HHTV Sport: Live with Emma Sharp, the woman who walked a thousand miles in as many hours—Series 5 Episode 4

48. Queen Victoria’s solemn coronation hits some less-than-dignified snags—Series 5 Episode 6

49. Prince Albert’s moustaches are ridiculous–until they become the fashion—Series 5 Episode 6

50. Thomas Edison makes an essential–if rather surprising–improvement to the new telephone—Series 5 Episode 9

51. Photographic Monthly Chronicle—Series 5 Episode 9

52. Victorian Undercover Proprietor—Series 5 Episode 10

53. Historical Crime Squad: The case of the baffling velocipede accident—series 5 Episode 11

54. My Little Pit Pony dolls fit perfectly in their accompanying Coal Mine play set (advertisement)—Series 5 Episode 11

55. Good Day Magazine: Profiling eccentric ‘Little Giant’ Isambard Kingdom Brunel—Series 5 Episode 12

56. Mary Anning finds much more than seashells by the seashore—Series 5 Episode 12

57. Historical Clinic: Dr. Morgan, a Victorian surgeon’s idea of sanitation is not so sanitary—Series 6 Episode 11

58. Historical Grand Designs: Breaking up India with a massive hedge sounds like a brilliant plan-but reality isn’t that brilliant—Series 6 Episode 11

59. History’s Craziest Fools: Ned Kelly: The Australian outlaw was defiantly crazy, but proved quite smart too—Series 6 Episode 11

60. The fad of the bicycle causes trouble between a devoted couple—Series 6 Episode 11

61. Tips for Struggling Writers No. 17: George Elliot explains her solution to how female writer’s in Victorian times can be taken seriously—Series 7 Episode 2: Staggering Storytellers

62. Three famous fictional detectives, Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes and Chevalier Auguste Dupin, arrive at the scene of a supposed murder, only to be left arguing over which one of them was the greatest—Series 7 Episode 2: Staggering Storytellers

63. Tips for Struggling Writers No. 64: Beatrix Potter explains the downside to writing in code—Series 7 Episode 2: Staggering Storytellers

64. Polidori and Mary Shelley come up with the ‘Vampyre’ and ‘Frankenstein’ on the same night during a scary storytelling competition at lord Byron’s house—Series 7 Episode 2: Staggering Storytellers

65. Tips for Struggling Writers No. 80: Alfred Lords Tennyson reveals his top party trick to keep him amused—Series 7 Episode 2: Staggering Storytellers

66. HHTV News: Dickens arrives in America, 1867, only to be smothered by a large crowd of fans and lovers—Series 7 Episode 2: Staggering Storytellers

SPECIAL SKETCHES:

61. A prison Christmas—Series 2 Episode 14: Horrible Christmas Special

62. Victorian Weird Cards—Series 2 Episode 14: Horrible Christmas Special

RE-APPEARING SKETCHES:

1. A picnicking couple have a lover’s spat over the lady’s strict insistence on etiquette—Series 5 Episode 14: Ridiculous Romance (from S03E01)

2.  A couple have a messy break-up via floral messaging system—Series 5 Episode 14: Ridiculous Romance (from S03E01)

SONGS:

1. British Things—Series 1 Episode 11

2. Burke & Hare—Series 1 Episode 13

3. Victorian Inventions—Series 2 Episode 7

4. Work Terrible Work!—Series 3 Episode 4

5. Mary Seacole & the Crimean War—Series 4 Episode 5

6. Victoria & Albert: A Love Ballad—Series 4 Episode 6

7. Miserable—Series 5 Episode 3

SPECIAL SONGS:

8. O Christmas Tree—Series 2 Episode 14: Horrible Christmas Special

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