A recreation of a Tudor kitchen with mother and children at work, preparing ham and beating butter. There is a description of food eaten by the poor in Tudor times.

First broadcast:
5 October 1998

This clip could be used in a task where pupils have to identify and explain unique Tudor utensils and practises and why they were adopted. Once this is completed, pupils could be asked to think about why the characters had to work so hard and, drawing on the last line of the mother (where she says, "We will not starve this winter but many others will"), pupils could be asked to think about why famine was such an issue in Tudor times.