Dan Snow explores the murky histories of London, Paris and New York from the bottom up.
Do you have to dodge the contents of bedpans or step over rotting filth on your way to work? This was once a daily, dirty, occurrence in the great cities of the world.
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Historian Dan Snow delves into the murky past of London, Paris and New York and excavates their grimy secrets in truly gruesome detail. Using state-of-the-art CGI, all the dirt, mess and unpleasantness are revoltingly revealed.
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