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The 21st-century time-travellers have moved on to the 1870s but life is not improving.

Tailor Russell and his family now have a sewing machine but they’re struggling to meet demanding deadlines. And with an injured Graham unable to find more lucrative work, the Potters team up with Shazeda and her kids to make more than 1,000 artificial flowers, but desperate decisions have to be made when the workhouse beckons…

Elsewhere, Victorian immigration is explored as Irish siblings John and Maria Barker need beds at the dosshouse – but can they find work to pay for them?

The era’s high child mortality rate also comes under the spotlight as a saddened Heather Potter learns about her poverty-stricken ancestors.