The first instalment of Wall to Wall’s five-part living history experiment The Victorian Slum has crushed BBC Two’s 12 month slot average of 1.6m (7.5%) last Monday.

In this landmark living history series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. A group of 21st century people are moving in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor.

Watch the next episode of The Victorian Slum next Monday at 9pm on BBC Two.