Episode guide

Ian Hislop's Age of the Do-Gooders

Series 1

Ian Hislop's Age of the Do-Gooders

  • Britain's Moral Makeover

    Ian Hislop hails the 'do-gooders' who precipitated social change in the 1800s. The stories of reformer Robert Owen and Thomas Wakley, founder of The Lancet.

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  • Suffer the Little Children

    HIGNFY's Ian Hislop celebrates Victorian reformers. Here his focus is on children's rights, with a recognition of Thomas Barnardo's philanthropic work.

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  • Sinful Sex and Demon Drink

    Last episode of the series. Politician William Gladstone and artist George Cruikshank are among the reformers who tried to wean Britons off booze and vice.

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