Are you as tough as your ancestors? Would you like to find out firsthand what it was like to live in one of the slums of the Victorian era? Well, now’s your chance, thanks to BBC Two. Those ‘lucky’ enough to be chosen to participate in The Slum living history experiment will start off in the 1860s and journey through the years to the welfare reforms of the early 20th century. They will learn what life was like for their unfortunate forbears both at work and in the slums they called home.