The Worst Jobs in History
About the Show
In this five-part series, Tony Robinson sheds light on how a previously unsung army of workers shaped the world as we know it
Tony Robinson experiences the worst jobs from the Industrial Revolution, including those of the bridge-builder, soap-boiler, glass-blower, knocker-upper and saggar-maker's bottom knocker.
The Worst Royal Jobs in History: Tony Robinson explores a variety of horrid regal tasks from the past, including the purple dyer, who extracted the colour by rotting shellfish in urine.
The Worst Urban Jobs in History: Tony Robinson explores life in the underbelly of our past times, including the back-breaking job of the water caddy and the vile role of the pure collector.
Worst Christmas Jobs in History
...History: Tony Robinson takes a slide down the festive career ladder to investigate The Worst Christmas Jobs in History, from the weird and wonderful to the dangerous and disgusting.
The Worst Maritime Jobs in History: Tony Robinson is all at sea as liar, underdog, midshipman, fusée-chain maker, flying man, lighthouse builder and Victorian lifeboat man.
The Worst Rural Jobs in History: Tony samples life as a shepherd boy, nettle harvester, reddleman, thresher, chaff-box boy, sedge cutter, sin eater, pole man and lead-white maker.
The Worst Jobs in History synopsis
In this five-part series, Tony Robinson sheds light on how a previously unsung army of workers shaped the world as we know itEpisode Guide >