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Alex Langlands

Alex Langlands is a British archaeologist and historian, also known for his work as a presenter of the educational documentary series on British television.

Alex Langlands
Born 1978 (age 39–40)
Occupation Historian, BBC Presenter
Notable work BBC Farm series

Langlands has degrees in medieval archaeology and world archaeology from University College London.[1] He completed a MPhil/PhD in early medieval history and archaeology at the University of Winchester in 2013.[2]

Langlands is currently a Patron of the Heritage Crafts Association.


TV workEdit

Langlands has been a presenter on the BBC Historic Farms Series including Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm, Tales from the Green Valley. He joined Time Team on Channel 4 in 2011.

In 2012 he was a competitor on BBC TV's The Great Sport Relief Bake Off.

In 2016 he co-presented the BBC Two series Victorian Bakers with Annie Gray, a historian, cook, lecturer and writer.

In November 2016 he co-presented the Channel 4 series Britain at Low Tide with paleobiologist Tori Herridge.[3]

Academic postsEdit

In 2011 he edited an abridged version of Henry Stephens's Book of the Farm,[4] a work used as historical reference for the series Victorian Farm.

From October 2013 to August 2015 he was Lecturer at the University of Winchester.

In 2015 he took up the post of Lecturer in the Department of History and Classics at Swansea University.[5]


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