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Jeremy Paxman takes his love of Victorian painting as the starting point for an extraordinary journey into Victorian Britain, in this new, landmark series for BBC One. “Victorian paintings are certainly not fashionable today,” says Paxman. “But to me they are a gold mine. Like nothing else they show us what it was like to live in those extraordinary times. And they tell amazing stories.” In the Victorian era every picture told a story – dramatic, overstated and captivating: it was the cinema of its day. Viewed in the context of today, Victorian paintings offer a uniquely vivid, almost documentary account of the dramatic upheavals of the age, from the social melting pot of railway travel to the melodrama of family conflict and the raw vitality of the Victorian city. The most dramatic transformation of Victorian Britain was the explosion of great cities, and Victorian painters were there to record this urban revolution.