For UK and BBC2 viewers this new 5 part show sounds a very interesting experiment.
Starts tomorrow night at 9pm and we will see a group of 21st-century people move into a recreated Victorian slum in London's 1860's East End
hope one of the later episodes will feature on the 1880's and if there is no mention of Jack the ripper I will eat my hat!
What's your hat made of?
If it's leather and it comes to it (JTR isn't mentioned) might I suggest the Werner Herzog method (when he said he'd eat his shoe) of boiling in garlic, herbs and stock for 5 hours first.