BBC historic farm series

BBC Two's historical farm series are five documentary series first broadcast on BBC Two from 2005 to 2013. They illustrate the life of an everyman: farmer, labourer, fisherman, etc. in a variety of historical contexts. Historians and archaeologists play the parts of ordinary people and live and work immersed in the time specified. The team perform the everyday crafts such as hunting, gathering, sowing and reaping as well as experimenting with more specialised work like blacksmithing, woodcutting and mining under the eyes of an experienced tutor. Each series (save the first) has taken place at a public living history site that provides external in-period experts, experience, and flavour. All were produced by David Upshal for Lion Television and broadcast on BBC Two.

Tales from the Green Valley[1] Victorian Farm[2] Edwardian Farm[3] Wartime Farm[4] Tudor Monastery Farm[5]
2005 2009 2011 2012 2013
Starring Ruth Goodman
Peter Ginn
Alex Langlands
Stuart Peachey
Chloe Spencer
Ruth Goodman
Peter Ginn
Alex Langlands
Ruth Goodman
Peter Ginn
Alex Langlands
Ruth Goodman
Peter Ginn
Alex Langlands
Ruth Goodman
Peter Ginn
Tom Pinfold
Director(s) Peter Sommer Stuart Elliot Stuart Elliot Stuart Elliot
Naomi Benson
Stuart Elliot
Era 1620 1837-1901 1901-1910 1938-1946 1457–1509
Public Locale Gray Hill, Monmouthshire Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Morwellham Quay Manor Farm Country Park Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Episodes 12 6 12 8 6

Related seriesEdit

Several other shorter series featuring the same people and production staff have been made:

Other historical BBC seriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC Two - Tales from the Green Valley". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  2. ^ "BBC Two - Victorian Farm". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  3. ^ "BBC Two - Edwardian Farm". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  4. ^ "BBC Two - Wartime Farm". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  5. ^ "BBC Two - Tudor Monastery Farm". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  6. ^ "BBC Two - A Tudor Feast". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  7. ^ "A Tudor Feast at Christmas". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  8. ^ "BBC Two - Victorian Pharmacy". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  9. ^ "BBC Two - Secrets of the Castle, with Ruth, Peter and Tom". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  10. ^ "BBC Two - Victorian Bakers". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  11. ^ "BBC Two - Full Steam Ahead". BBC TV. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  12. ^ "BBC Two - The Sweet Makers". BBC TV. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  13. ^ "The 1900 Island filming location: the history of Llanddwyn, and the cast of families on the BBC documentary series". i. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)