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Wartime Farm [DVD]

Ruth Goodman , Alex Langlands    Exempt   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn, John Simm
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 480 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008NB6QF6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,778 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

From the acclaimed producers of Edwardian Farm and Victorian Farm comes a brand

new factual series. Archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and domestic historian

Ruth Goodman return to experience life on a farm, this time during the Second World War.


This latest experiment proves to be nothing short of a revolution in British farming, as the

team take on their biggest challenge yet. Wartime Farm is a fascinating blend of war history,

survival creativity and endurance.


This three disc set contains all eight episodes of the hugely popular BBC series which follows

our experts across a year, using only historical tools and materials. A special feature, in which

the presenters talk about making the show, is also included and constitutes a must have

extra for fans.


Special Features:

  • Wartime Farm in Conversation
  • Subtitles
  • Picture Gallery

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feelgood Farm 30 Sep 2012
Like the earlier Farm series, Wartime Farm has a genuinely warm cosy glow about it. Each of the eight, hour-long programmes makes for satisfying, uplifting viewing as the trio of regular presenters get to grips with rural life as it might have been lived between 1939 and 1945. However, the emphasis in this series is quite different to the earlier Victorian Farm [DVD] and Edwardian Farm [DVD] programmes - it's much more about the social effects of the war on the countryside community, and the agricultural aspects can take a back seat in some episodes.
Instead of living out a full farming year, the team re-enact different years of WW2 in each episode, reflecting the restrictions of the time and the effects of a long war on our isolated island. As usual, Ruth, Alex and Peter bring their historical knowledge and hands-on expertise to tackle the tasks of the time with a cheery enthusiasm and practical application which do them no end of credit. If ever there was a 'blitz spirit' then these guys have got it.

The series covers some of the radical measures which were taken to boost wartime food production; covers the shortages and extreme measures of rationing and how normal folk dealt with them; investigates how farmers fell back on traditional techniques and simultaneously experimented with new technology in a frantic scrabble for survival. So we learn how to make tiles to re-roof farm buildings that will house evacuees, and then experiment with running vehicles on coal gas to beat the petrol shortages.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wartime Farm DVD 30 Nov 2012
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This DVD brings back memories as my husband's family were farmers during the war. As we know farmers had an important job to do to ensure our survival.

We saw 'Wartime Farm' on the TV and just had to buy the DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wartime Farm 18 Dec 2012
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Excellent product.

Like the others in the series this is a really interesting and well presented programe.

I like all three of the presenters they each are obviously very interested in their subject and this shows in their presentation.

Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By J E H
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This is not just about history but how things were at a "grass roots" level during this time.
Ruth, Alex & Peter have previously made Victorian & Edwardian Farm but this is the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars undmissable 25 Jan 2014
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I have all the collections of the farms series but this one make you really think how lucky we are now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Recent History 12 Dec 2013
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We have enjoyed this Team on the Edwardian & Victorian Farms.. how could we resist this one? Fantastic!! Easy to watch & lots to learn & understand. A VERY GOOD DVD !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant!! 6 Feb 2013
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This is a really great DVD to watch - so much about what farmers and those who didn't go out fighting did for this country and the rations went on for 14 years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD of the BBC Series 25 Jan 2013
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What a facinating look at what i thought was an era that had been well covered by many other programs. The team in cluding Henry the dog are a delight to watch and listen to as are the specialists and people who recount their experiences. The production quality of the series is first class. The DVD arrived quickly and in good condition. I recommend this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must see if you are interested in wartime England !
This was brilliant, cannot believe I miss it on tv. Quite detailed in places and there were many things that I never knew.
Published 27 days ago by Alan Blackford
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Everyone that wastes food should see this, it would wake so many people up. The series shows how close we came to starvation and highlights the (then) indomitable spirit shown in... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rhino
5.0 out of 5 stars What an eyeopener
I'm an amateur student of WWII, and thought I already knew a lot about civilian conditions. Wrong. This dvd was both extremely entertaining and enlightening.
Published 1 month ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wartime farming in Britain
This is a subject I have never even thought about. Yes, we learned in school about the Blitz, about the devastation wrought on London, about women and children shipped into the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gunnhildur Rán Stefánsdóttir
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Present for ME
Having seem part of this series on TV I was keen to get the whole lot and I haven't been disappointed, though I have to admit I have yet to see all three discs - circumstances... Read more
Published 2 months ago by DB MULLEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Annoyingly good
I say annoyingly good because I bought this for my husband, not thinking that I would like it, but I actually do. Husband loves it, but then he is old!
Published 3 months ago by LJM
5.0 out of 5 stars Wartime farm
Love this series and would recommend it to any age group as families can watch these together.
A must if you are interested in farming.
Published 4 months ago by Denise
5.0 out of 5 stars summary
it was a gd game what i buyed for my kids to play and give me pleace and quite now
Published 5 months ago by lorraine eden
5.0 out of 5 stars Wartime this time...
We've watched these series since Tales from the Green Valley back in about 2003/4 and thoroughly enjoy them. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Glen Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Love War Time Farm it is brilliant, this would make a lovely present for a older person who may like to go back a few years remembering how things used to be done.
Published 7 months ago by mummypug
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