on 15 October 2012
This series is so excellent, I went out and bought a multi-system dvd player in order to watch them. I love how there is zero bickering, everyone gets along great and more importantly, they actually LOVE history. You simply can't go wrong spending money on something that is so historically accurate and entertaining at the same time.
on 23 March 2013
They try various activities in different ages on farming, and living in that age only with what the old time had. And I think Victorian Farm is the best of all which touches my sweet point. :) The Green Valley is not so vice on photography/organising and Edwardian Farm invovles too many non-farm activities which are interesting but lack of connectivity with their farm.
on 9 March 2016
A fascinating insight into historical life, each series starts out with an objective and is 'characterised' by a team of three modern day professionals spending a calendar year living the life - as practically as possible - their predecessors would have done. Additional experts are brought in at points to give informative guidance to the team and impart knowledge in a supervisory role - all in costume pertaining to the period.
Having watched each of the series more than once, they are - in my opinion - great tutors of life during earlier periods but also explaining how modern life has evolved through periods of war, political and commercial changes. If you've ever wondered how we got to the present day from the past, these series are as detailed as encyclopaedic volumes but very entertaining to watch with engaging characters who condense a lifetime of period learning into a calendar year.
on 18 April 2015
Love all these shows. They are informative & very entertaining. Love the harmony between Alex, Peter & Ruth. Unlike American shows they don't have drama or ego issues. They are true professionals & respectful to each other. The picture quality is great. I just wished all those Victorian craft & recipes that you have to go find on Bbc website that shown in the show was included. Other than that it was a great journey. My 12 year old daughter loves these shows & she started showing off her knowledge to her school. Her history teacher is in love with her ! The shipping was very fast.