If Walls Could Talk

Historian Lucy Worsley explores how people have used the rooms in their houses over the centuries. In this four-episode series, she tells the story of British domestic life from the middle ages to the present day through four rooms: the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom and the living room. She explores how attitudes and habits have changed in relation to family, privacy, cleanliness, class and technology.


Air Date: October 05, 2012 - 59:01
Lucy Worsley ends the series by looking at what was once considered the most dirty, dangerous and undesirable room in the house.
Air Date: September 28, 2012 - 59:02
People now think of the bedroom as one of the most private rooms in the house, yet it once was a noisy, busy communal space.
Air Date: September 21, 2012 - 58:56
Lucy Worsley focuses on the bathroom to track how attitudes toward washing have changed over the centuries.
Air Date: September 14, 2012 - 59:01
Lucy Worsley looks at the room that has had more names and been through more changes than any other in the house.