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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||Victorian Farm||Edwardian Farm||Wartime Farm||Tudor Monastery Farm|
|Director(s)||Peter Sommer||Stuart Elliot||Stuart Elliot||Stuart Elliot
|Public Locale||Gray Hill, Monmouthshire||Acton Scott Historic Working Farm||Morwellham Quay||Manor Farm Country Park||Weald and Downland Open Air Museum|
Several other shorter series featuring the same people and production staff have been made:
- A Tudor Feast at Christmas at Haddon Hall, 1 episode (2006)
- Victorian Farm Christmas, 3 episodes (2009)
- Victorian Pharmacy at Blists Hill Victorian Town, 4 episodes (2010)
- Secrets of the Castle at Guédelon Castle, 5 episodes (2014)
- Victorian Bakers at Blists Hill Victorian Town, 4 episodes (2016)
- Full Steam Ahead courtesy of British Rail, 6 episodes (2016)
Other historical BBC seriesEdit
- The Victorian Kitchen Garden at Leverton, Berkshire (near Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire), 13 episodes (1987).
- The Sweet Makers at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shrophire, 3 episodes and a Christmas special (2017).
- Victorian Slum House at East End of London, 5 episodes (2016) - London slum life during Victorian era.
- The 1900 House at 50 Elliscombe Road, Charlton, South-East London, 10 episodes (1999).
- The 1940s House at 17 Braemar Gardens, West Wickham, Kent, 5 episodes (2001) – a family "living" through the Second World War.
- The Edwardian Country House at Manderston, 2002 (6 episodes)
- Regency House Party, at Kentchurch Court, 2004 (8 episodes)
- Coal House, at Stack Square in the Welsh hills of Blaenavon, 2009 (12 episodes) – a 1920s Welsh mining community, including a 1944 wartime special.
- The 1900 Island, at Anglesey, 2019 (4 episodes) - a 1900 fishing village in Anglesey
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