If Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home

Published on 6th March 2017 by

A four part BBC documentary series, broadcast in 2011, the historian and television presenter Lucy Worsley takes us on a journey through the architectural history of the domestic home in Britain – one room at a time – with contributions from various experts and historians throughout.

You can navigate each episode using the numbered tabs below the video embed, or via the link list below. Each episode focuses on the history of a different room.

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Worsley has also created numerous other history documentary series for the BBC, including A Very British Murder (2013), which explores the history of Britain’s curious relationship with murder.


Worsley, herself a historian and curator, also released an accompanying book: If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home, published by Bloomsbury and available in paperback, hardcover, and on kindle.

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