The celebrities are quickly discovering that working in Victorian Britain is not for the faint of heart. Their third 24 hours finds them facing the grueling inequality of the factories that were the powerhouses of the industrial revolution.




Amidst the bottle kilns of the Staffordshire potteries, it’s not just the machinery that’s revolutionary! With no break since leaving the 19th-century coaching inn – Alistair McGowan, Ann Widdecombe, Miquita Oliver, Zoe Lucker, Tyger Drew-Honey and Colin Jackson now have kilns to keep alight, clay to prepare and plates and pots to make. It’s hard work for very little pay and dissent is in the air.  

In tonight’s episode Ann excels in free enterprise, Miquita learns that attention to detail is paramount and Alistar is overcome with emotion at the thought of what we have left behind in our quest for modernity. Will our apprentice potters, like their Victorian Ancestors call for better pay and conditions or will they struggle on with the daily grind? Find out tonight at 9pm on BBC One.


Join us on Twitter tonight at 9pm and let us know your thoughts as the celebrities face their third challenging 24 Hours in The Past. Follow the hashtag #24hoursinthepast