A House Through Time is a Documentary programme.


A House Through Time

The story of those who lived in one house, from the time it was built until now. In the first episode, presenter David Olusoga follows the stories of the first inhabitants of the house in the 1840s and 1850s. David discovers how the house came to be built as a merchant's residence by a canny property developer at a time when Liverpool was one of the great trading ports of the British Empire. He then uncovers the story of the very first tenant - a customs clerk with a taste for fine furniture and the high life. The second set of residents, James Orr and his wife Ann, are an apparently ordinary middle-class, newly-wed couple. But they prove to be anything but as David discovers that James and Ann have spent their early lives as servants. David then discovers a darker tale when he searches further.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is A House Through Time next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 January 4th, 2018, 9:00pm and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland January 4th, 2018, 9:00pm. See more...