What the Victorians Did For Us - Rule Makers

Adam Hart-Davis investigates the Victorian innovations that left a lasting impression on British society. The Victorians defined standards for a whole range of activities, from engineering to table manners. Hart-Davis finds out how the rules for sports such as tennis and football evolved, and discovers how standardisation in manufacturing made new inventions, such as the sewing machine, affordable.


  • 2009-01-15 22:00:00 - 2009-01-15 22:30:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Wales,
  • 2009-01-28 14:00:00 - 2009-01-28 14:30:00 on BBC Two Scotland,