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Dr Matthew Avison looks at food adulteration in BBC Four’s Hidden Killers: The Victorian Home

9 December 2013

The domestic horrors of home life in the 19th century are revealed in BBC Four’s new series Hidden Killers, which features a University of Bristol academic.

The domestic horrors of home life in the 19th century are revealed in BBC Four’s new series Hidden Killers, which features a University of Bristol academic.

Dr Matthew Avison, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, takes a look at why Victorians got infections from milk and how it led to thousands of deaths from bovine TB.

The programme, presented by Suzannah Lipscomb, takes viewers back to the late Victorian era when cities were expanding and mass consumerism took hold. But from the food they ate to the clothes they wore and the new products that thrilled them, the Victorians were surrounding themselves with killers.

Hidden Killers: The Victorian Home will be broadcast on BBC Four on Tuesday, 10 December, at 9pm.

 

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