Series 1

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the clock back 500 years to the early Tudor period to become tenant farmers on monastery land.

  • Episode 6

    6/6 The team look back at how Henry VIII's Dissolution brought an end to monastic farming.

    First broadcast: 18 Dec 2013

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  • Episode 5

    5/6 The team explores Tudor hospitality, learning how the monasteries courted wealthy donors.

    First broadcast: 11 Dec 2013

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  • Episode 4

    4/6 The team learn how aspirational tenant farmers would have decorated their farmhouses.

    First broadcast: 04 Dec 2013

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  • Episode 3

    3/6 This episode focuses on the staple foods of everyday Tudor life - bread and ale.

    First broadcast: 27 Nov 2013

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  • Episode 2

    2/6 A look at wool production in 1500, which accounted for around half the country's wealth.

    First broadcast: 20 Nov 2013

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Episode 6

6/6 The team look back at how Henry VIII's Dissolution brought an end to monastic farming.

Thu 30 Jan 2014 09:05 BBC Two

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  • Wartime Farm

    Wartime Farm
    Ruth and Peter are joined by archaeologist Alex Langlands, as they  turn the clock back to run Manor Farm in Hampshire exactly as it would have been during the Second World War.

    Including learning resources from the Open University and a Wartime Christmas Menu!

    Go to the Wartime Farm
  • Edwardian Farm

    Edwardian Farm
    Archaeologists Alex and Peter and historian Ruth attempt to bring Morwellham Quay in Devon back to life as it was in its Edwardian heyday.

    Go to the Edwardian Farm website
  • Victorian Farm

    Victoria Farm
    Historical observational documentary series following Ruth, Peter and Alex who live the life of Victorian farmers for a year.

    Go to the Victorian Farm website

'None of us liked the geese'

Tom and Peter

'The animals were definitely the stars of the show.'

Presenters

Presenters

Meet the experts slogging it in the fields of the Tudor Monastery Farm.

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