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Tony Robinson, of Blackadder and Time Team fame, introduces us to the Worst Jobs In History: occupations that are dangerous, unhealthy, boringly monotonous, disgusting, immoral or otherwise terrible from throughout most of British history. The show has aired two seasons, the first of six episodes, each focusing on the worst jobs in a given era (Roman and Anglo-Saxon, Middle Ages, Tudors, Stuarts, Georgian and Victorian), a Christmas Episode, and then a second season of five episodes, each describing the remaining awful jobs in five different fields (urban, royal, industrial, maritime, and rural).Regardless of how terrible all the occupations were, Tony Robinson himself reenacted nearly every job; the only exceptions were those which were too dangerous to reproduce for television. An amazing feat, considering that Tony was in his late fifties when the show was being made.
Examples of the Worst Jobs: