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Tales From The Green Valley [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Sommer
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5.0 out of 5 stars hypnotically lovely, 2 Aug 2009
This is 'history tv' at it's very best. Half-hour episodes follow the progress of a year on a very rural farm, as it would have been in about 1620. Although the five historians/archaeologists who are running the farm dress and work as authentically as possible, this series doesn't pretend that they are C17th farmers. Instead they blend twentieth century comment with seventeenth century work and the result is honest, fascinating and attractive. The realities of farm life in this period are brilliantly illustrated in this series, but best of all, there are none of the squabbles and face-to-camera confessions and whinging that other history-reconstructions seem to be obsessed with. This series… Read more