Victorian Slum House

PBS | 9:00 pm

The series’ penultimate episode, "The 1890s," takes the modern-day participants to the end of the 19th century in terms of approximating the era — when the residents of England hoped that mass manufacturing and social causes might provide some respite from the challenging conditions and times in which they lived. For certain individuals involved here, a shortage of water means having to reconsider operating a laundry business.