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This fine series comes to an end this week, with the participants finally entering the 20th Century as the Edwardian era begins in 1901.

A nation hugely divided between the haves and have-nots began to change, with the rise of the Co-operative, Trade Union and suffrage movements, and there were attempts by politicians to help the poor, suggesting big steps forward and a visible change in attitudes to poverty.

How will slum clearances impact the East Enders? Another fascinating slice of living history.