A normal human being supposedly spends three years of their lives on the toilet, but how happy are we talking about this essential part of our lives?
The Toilet: An Unspoken History challenges that mindset by uncovering its role in our culture and exploring the social history of the toilet in Britain and abroad – as well as exploring many of our cultural toilet taboos.
Starting in Merida, Spain, with some of the earliest surviving Roman toilets, we journey around the world – from the UK to China, Japan and Bangladesh – visiting toilets, ranging from the historically significant to the beautiful, from the functional and sometimes not-so-functional to the downright bizarre.
Leading our journey is Everyman figure, poet and Welsh presenter Lfor Ap Glyn, who has a passionate interest in the toilet, its history and how it has evolved over the centuries, right up to the development of the current design.
Finally, there’s a glimpse of the future and a possible solution to the global sanitation issues we now face.
- Release date2012
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Nick Watts
- Production companyWestern Front Films