Rent The Victorians: The Complete Series (2009)

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The Victorian era was an extraordinary time of change; a century that would influence and shape modern Britain. In his unique style - opinionated, surprising and hugely enthusiastic - Jeremy Paxman takes 19th Century art as a springboard to uncover the truths and myths of Victorian Britain. The works of artists such as Luke Fildes, Hubert von Herkomer, Atkinson Grimshaw, John Everett Millais, William Powell and many others offer a uniquely vivid, almost documentary account of the dramatic upheavals of the age, from the social melting pot of railway travel to the melodrama of family conflict and the raw vitality of the Victorian city.
Through the painting's depictions of 19th Century life, Jeremy also finds a fascinating insight into Victorian values - their moral hypocrisy, industrial callousness and imperial arrogance, but also their caring spirit and civic pride that brought us sewers, schools and museums. Fascinating, entertaining and constantly surprising, the series is a magnificently enthusiastic appraisal of the birth of modern Britain - a glorious reminder of how the Victorians made us who we are today.
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John Hay, Julian Birkett, Basil Comely, Kate Misrahi, Robin Dashwood, Phil Cairney
Narrated By:
Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman
Special Interest, British TV, TV Documentaries
Release Date:
Run Time:
240 minutes
English Dolby Digital Stereo
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Painting the Town
2. Home Sweet Home
3. Having It All
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episode:
4. Dreams and Nightmares

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