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Tudor Farm
Ep: 1 "Tudor Farm"
Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold go back in time to run a farm exactly as it would have been in 1500, during the reign of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. It was an era when monasteries dominated the landscape, not just in matters of worship, but almost every aspect of life. In this new six-part series, Ruth, Peter and Tom will be doing the work of tenants on a monastery farm, using only the tools and materials of the age. Like the farmers of old, they'll come to depend on their animals, except perhaps some cantankerous geese. The series was filmed at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex, which features a variety of 15th and 16th-century buildings.
Episodes
Ep 1
Tudor Farm
Watch Until October 2, 4:00am
Ep 2
Tudor Farm
Watch Until October 9, 4:00am
Ep 3
Tudor Farm
Watch Until October 16, 4:00am
Ep 4
Tudor Farm
Watch Until October 23, 4:00am
Ep 5
Tudor Farm
Watch September 25, 4:00am
Ep 6
Tudor Farm
Watch October 2, 4:00am
Tudor Farm
Ruth, Peter and Tom turn the clock back 500 years to run a farm exactly as it would have been in 1500. In the first episode, there are domestic tasks to tackle, from lighting fires with flint, and using a tread wheel to fetch water from the well. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Oct 14, 4:00am
Mon Nov 20, 4:00am
Sat Nov 25, 4:00am
Tudor Farm
The monasteries in 1500 were the biggest landowners after the king, and this placed them at the forefront of early Tudor technology and farming. This episode looks at wool production, which accounted for around half the country's wealth. (2 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Oct 21, 4:00am
Mon Nov 27, 4:00am
Tudor Farm
It's the height of summer and our farmers are carefully monitoring cereal crops from which they'll make the staple foods of everyday Tudor life - bread and ale. (3 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Oct 23, 4:00am
Sat Oct 28, 4:00am
Tudor Farm
The team learn how aspirational tenant farmers would have decorated their farmhouses. Ruth produces a wall hanging and Tom experiments with the camera obscura for his portrait - to be produced in the Renaissance style that was becoming all the rage in Tudor England. (4 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Sep 23, 4:00am
Mon Oct 30, 4:00am
Sat Nov 4, 4:00am
Tudor Farm
Ruth, Peter and Tom explore hospitality in Tudor England. With no provision for the poor from the state, the monasteries played a key role in providing welfare and charity for those in need. (5 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Sep 25, 4:00am
Sat Sep 30, 4:00am
Mon Nov 6, 4:00am
Sat Nov 11, 4:00am
Tudor Farm
It's harvest time, winter is drawing in and the dissolution of the monasteries is on the horizon. The team will be bringing in the barley and celebrating with a harvest feast, to give thanks for their bounteous crop. (6 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Oct 2, 4:00am
Sat Oct 7, 4:00am
Mon Nov 13, 4:00am
Sat Nov 18, 4:00am