As the title suggests, there’s a degree of ‘Watchdog’-esque sensationalism to Dr Suzannah Lipscomb’s hour-long programme – certainly more than we’re used to in most BBC4 docs, anyway. But there are also plenty of well-presented facts – on how arsenic-laced wallpaper made the living room a toxic hellhole, how corsets would make women’s livers slowly ridged like a Toblerone or how gas cookers and electric lightbulbs would make for unhappy roommates.
Belushi's Shepherd's Bush
Right by Shepherd's Bush station, this branch of the popular chain brings live entertainment, sports screenings, drinks offers and food with a US bent to west London. There's karaoke every week too, so ready your best warble - or earplugs - if you're heading down on a Thursday. The drinks list is focused on cocktails, with classic drops such as mojitos, tequila sunrises and black russians served in jam jars alongside sharers and shooters - the peanut butter jelly shot does a trade approaching roaring. A few wines are on offer too, complemented by continental lagers on draught. The food ranges from burgers, hot dogs, wings and racks of BBQ ribs to tex-mex staples such as tacos, nachos and quesadillas. Breakfasts with a similarly US-slant feature too, with stacked pancakes, breakfast baps and an American take on a full-English proving popular.
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