The Worst Jobs in History

Saturday 8:00 PM on Channel 4 Premiered Aug 28, 2004 In Season


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The Worst Jobs in History

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What do you do to get a piece of crust? Tony Robinson presents some of the worst jobs ever from various historical periods in England, ranging from the dark ages through the Victorian era. Season one focuses on historical periods, while season two combines places, social status and periods of time (for example, rural, urban, maritime, etc.). From the channel 4 website: "The history we are taught usually features the lives and times of the great and the good, of the haves but not the have-nots. However, the monarchs, aristocrats and magnates could not have existed without the battalions of minions who performed the tasks that were beneath their masters and mistresses."

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AIRED ON 5/21/2006

Season 2 : Episode 12

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  • Makes me love my job. Tony goes through time working terrible jobs. HE does it just like the old days.

    I love this show. I think it is so much fun watching the show's host do the nasty jobs. It shows you how good we have it now. The jobs are not just the worst by gross nasty things, but also the most dangerous. The show travels through many times during Englands history. My favorite is tudor england. The show was jus so funny. It is neat to see how things where done and how crazy people were to do them. This show has history and humor. The host Tony Robinson is just so funny. He basically is the show. Its is centered around him doing all of the jobs.moreless