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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 3

Historical reality show. The team tackle restoring the forge, and Ruth makes remedies for typical winter ailments and gets advice from Christmas cracker historian Peter Kimpton.

The Victorian farm team tackle their biggest project yet: restoring the village blacksmith's forge. First they must make bricks to restore the chimney - a full five day and night process in which the farmer gets no sleep.

As winter marches on and Christmas nears, they must source a yule log: firewood to burn for the Twelve Days of Christmas. At the cottage, Ruth winter-proofs the house, making a paper blanket and remedies for chilblains, rheumatism, coughs and colds.

It is also a chance to begin preparations for the Christmas banquet in earnest - in particular, a very Victorian invention, Christmas crackers. Ruth enlists the help of Christmas cracker historian Peter Kimpton.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 15 Dec 2011 19:00


Role Contributor
Director Stuart Elliott
Series Producer Stuart Elliott
Executive Producer David Upshal
Participant Ruth Goodman
Participant Alex Langlands
Participant Peter Ginn


  • Fri 18 Dec 2009 21:00
  • Fri 18 Dec 2009 21:30
  • Sun 20 Dec 2009 03:50
  • Mon 21 Dec 2009 19:00
  • Mon 21 Dec 2009 19:30
  • Tue 29 Dec 2009 19:00
  • Wed 29 Dec 2010 12:00
  • Wed 14 Dec 2011 19:00
  • Thu 15 Dec 2011 19:00

Victorian Farm

Victorian Farm

Documentary series following a team who live the life of Victorian farmers for a year