Phil Spencer's History of Britain in 100 Homes

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1

Series 1 · Episode 1

Phil Spencer will be taking a grand tour of the Britain’s most historical households in a bid to tell the story of Britain in 100 Homes. On his journey visiting these incredible 100 homes, Phil will visit an array of properties spanning castles, cottages, stately homes and social housing that still stand as living history and are still much-loved homes today.

Lavish Properties And Revolutionary Social Housing

Series 1 · Episode 2

This week Phil tells the story of what was happening in Britain during the sixteen and seventeen hundreds through 14 more historic and intriguing homes.

The Industrial Revolution

Series 1 · Episode 3

This week Phil takes us on a journey through fourteen very different homes that show us how the industrial revolution completely changed Britain and influenced some of the most unusual places to live.

Working Class Homes

Series 1 · Episode 4

Phil looks at the three decades of homes between 1850 and 1880, when working class slums were transformed into decent family abodes.

Edwardian And Dream Homes

Series 1 · Episode 5

This fifth installment is all about the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. Phil explores 9 more homes with fascinating stories from the first council houses, to a concrete folly and a colonial bungalow.

The Interwar Years

Series 1 · Episode 6

Phil considers the period from the First World War to 1938, covering the onward advance of suburbia and the introduction of glamorous art deco and modernist architecture.

From Wwii To The 1960's

Series 1 · Episode 7

Phil Spencer explores housing from the end of the Second World War through to the start of the 1960s, including a grand house inner-city children were moved to during the Blitz.


Series 1 · Episode 8

Phil's story gets up to date with 14 modern properties, from lofts to open-plan living to dwellings for the homeless and stunning designer homes.