Victorian Pharmacy

4x60 mins

In a unique experiment, historian Ruth Goodman, Professor of Pharmacy Nick Barber and PhD student Tom Quick are recreating an authentic 19th century pharmacy. The team discover the world of the pharmacy at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign in 1837 - a world where traditional remedies (such as leeches, Oil of Earthworm and potions laced with cannabis and opium) held sway.

Production Information

Broadcaster: BBC Two

TX Date: July 2010

Total Episodes: 4

Executive Producer(s): David Upshal, Andrew Snowball

Presenter(s): Nick Barber, Ruth Goodman & Tom Quick

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