Our ancestors learned arcane skills that were passed down through the generations to make sure British life endured and evolved. But as technology has evolved these skills and traditions have been almost forgotten, usurped by gadgets and gizmos.
Gardener and broadcaster, and huge fan of traditional crafts, Monty Don sets out on a journey to celebrate all aspects of rural crafts including woodcraft, thatching, weaving, stone masonry, metalwork and glass making.
Under Monty's watchful eye, three hopefuls who are passionate about learning these trades are put through their paces by the country's leading practitioners of woodcraft, metalwork, thatching, stonemasonry, weaving and stained glass. After six weeks of apprenticeship their achievements are judged by experts to see who has best mastered the craft.