Phil Spencer takes a grand tour of the country's most historical households in a bid to tell the story of Britain in 100 Homes.
Phil will unearth our nation's architectural ancestry through 100 properties across the country. Each home will tell a story, from our agricultural past to the innovation in industry that shaped the Britain we know today.
In each episode, Phil will look back at how we used to live and why, as he meets the current occupants of these interesting homes and reveal the broader historical impact of who lived there, why it was built and how it was constructed.
Episode 1x2; Feb 06, 2019
This time, Phil tells the story of Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries through 14 homes. Phil explores how some of the rich built lavish properties to show off their great wealth, while others used their great fortunes to help give the less well-off reasonable dwelling places. Phil heads to Liverpool to hear how slave merchants used the money accrued from human suffering to create large luxurious homes. In Edinburgh, Phil checks out a stunning family home built to escape the city's poor. At the same time a philanthropist in New Lanark created a whole village of homes for his mill workers.
1x2: Episode 2
1x1: Episode 1
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