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We can't fault the makers of 24 Hours in the Past on their sleb selection. Five have signed up for this four-part living history series and they all seemed woefully ill-prepared for the hard-graft lives of dirt-poor Victorians. Impressionist Alistair McGowan reckoned "to leave the modern world behind for a bit, is enticing. I actually can't wait", while Pop World presenter Miquita Oliver felt her experience of 21st-century bankruptcy was comparable: "I really think I'll be able to relate to these young, poor, Victorians who lived a similar life. But for ever."

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Are British viewers ready for a 'black Dynasty meets King Lear'?

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The three-part documentary has provided fascinating insight into private healthcare and cosmetic medicine

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As entertaining as it’s been so far, my one gripe would be the show’s curious habit of solving mysteries almost as soon as they surface

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Masterchef cooks Tony Rodd (left), Emma Spitzer (second left) and
Simon Wood (right) posing with judges Gregg Wallace (centre) and John Torode (second right).

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