Who wants to become incredibly paranoid about their own house's ability to kill them then? In the old days they could do that y'know, and historian Suzannah Lipscomb knows all about it. In the first of two programmes she lays bare the dangers of domestic life in the 19th century, and reveals some of the harrowing consequences that resulted from urban growth, fashionable items and mass consumerism. She begins by examining how Victorian ladies surrounded themselves with highly dangerous new products, from the food they ate to the clothes they wore.