Episode guide

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Series 1

Wartime Farm

  • Wartime Farm, 1

    Ruth Goodman teams up with archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn to run a farm under WWII conditions. The farmers get to grips with air raid precautions and design a plough.

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  • Wartime Farm, 2

    Rediscover the Blitz spirit in this hands-on history series. The team tackle the tough conditions faced by farmers in 1940, in the face of rationing and the Nazi bombing campaign.

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  • Wartime Farm, 3

    Farming WWII-style. Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn build refugee shelters, set up 'decoy fires' and prepare for an austere Christmas - with mock turkey on the menu!

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  • Wartime Farm, 4

    Experience agricultural life in testing wartime conditions. A nervous Ruth, Peter and Alex face a WWII-style government inspection. The team get advice on their milking operation.

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  • Wartime Farm, 5

    The living history series that reveals the trying conditions faced by farmers in WWII. The team tackle the food and fuel shortages that we faced in 1942 due to the U-boat blockade.

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  • Wartime Farm, 6

    A faithful recreation of farming conditions in 1943, when food imports dipped and our farms had to up productivity. Ruth and her child helpers collect herbs needed to make medicine.

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  • Wartime Farm, 7

    Farming on the Home Front as the team take a trip back to 1944. Alex and Peter attempt to save the crop after a soggy summer, while Ruth tries her hand at the art of basket making.

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  • Wartime Farm, 8

    Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn dig for victory in the period farming series. It's now 1945 and the team prepare to harvest the wheat crop ahead of a peacetime party.

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Wartime Farm Christmas

  • Wartime Farm Christmas

    Festive farming as Ruth Goodman and Peter Ginn return to Manor Farm to recreate the working conditions of Christmas 1944. The team brew some potato beer and cook a cheap Xmas meal.

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