The Worst Jobs in History Season 2

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History Documentary hosted by Tony Robinson and published by Channel 4, History Channel in 2004 - English narration

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Tea break over, it's back to work. Tony Robinson's nose gets firmly back to the historical grindstone in a second series of The Worst Jobs in History. British history has only happened because of a lot of people doing a lot of terrible jobs.

Tony looks at some of the horrendous tasks behind some of the most important strands of British history. In five episodes he sees how the events, institutions, emblems and economics that have made us what we are have been brought about by an anonymous army of workers. Episodes cover Britain' Urban, Royal, Industrial, Maritime and Rural history. In each programme he tries his hand at a number of jobs and then decides which is the very worst of all - before doing it for real.

[edit] Urban

Tony tries out carrying water up a tall building and cleaning horse dun.

[edit] Royal

Tony takes on jobs of the royal household. Those include a lance maker, armourer, falconer, laundry women and royal messenger.

[edit] Industrial

Tony works directly in harms way as a Bridge Builder, Legger, Soap Boiler, Glass Blower, Knocker Upper. Bone Cleaner, Presser, and Saggar Makers Bottom Knocker.

[edit] Maritime

Tony is all at sea as Liar, Underdog, Midshipman, Fusée-Chainmaker, Flying Man, Lighthouse Builder and Keeper, Gut Girl, Stoker, and Trimmer before setting out in a sou'wester in a cork life-vest on the crazily dangerous (but voluntary) job of Victorian Lifeboatman.

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The beautifully green and picturesque country of Great Britain has been forged by people willing to do some terrible jobs throughout history. After being a Shepherd Boy, Nettle Harvester, Reddleman, Thresher, Chaff-Box Boy, Sedge Cutter, Sin Eater, Pole Man, Lead-White Maker, and Featherie Man what could be worse? Try the age-old job of Steeplejack. "It's not the heights I mind," says host Tony Robinson. "It's falling onto the hard ground from them." See how he makes out when he tackles the highest spire in Oxfordshire in this horrible and humorous look at the most unenviable British jobs of the last 2,000 years.

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  • Video Codec: XVID
  • Video Bitrate: ~909kbps
  • Video Resolution: 640x480
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Audio Codec: MP3
  • Audio BitRate: 128kbps 48 kHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • RunTime Per Part: 47min x 5
  • Number Of Parts: 5
  • Part Size: 349MB (1.70GB)
  • Ripped by DigitalDistractions (RIP)

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