Tudor Monastery Farm

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Tudor Monastery Farm
Tudor Monastery Farm.png
GenreFactual
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Lion Television
Broadcast
Original channel
Original run13 November 2013 (2013-11-13) – 18 December 2013 (2013-12-18)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website
 
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Tudor Monastery Farm
Tudor Monastery Farm.png
GenreFactual
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Lion Television
Broadcast
Original channel
Original run13 November 2013 (2013-11-13) – 18 December 2013 (2013-12-18)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

Tudor Monastery Farm is a British factual television series that first broadcast on BBC Two on 13 November 2013. The series stars archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold, and historian Ruth Goodman. The team discover what farming was like during the Tudor period at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.

Production[edit]

Cast of Tudor Monastery Farm

On 8 August 2013, the BBC announced the series.[1] David Upshal, the executive producer of Lion Television, said: "We are delighted to be continuing with a new Farm series for BBC Two, taking us back to the earliest point in history we have tackled yet. Following the huge success of the Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime Farms, the new series will see us produce our 50th episode in this on-going, immersive living-history adventure."[1] The series was co-commissioned between Martin Davidson and Aaqil Ahmed.[1]

The farm used for the series is located at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.[2][3]

Episode list[edit]

#TitleDirected byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)[4]
1"Episode 1"Stuart Elliott13 November 2013 (2013-11-13)1.74
Guest starring: Robin Wood and Mark Goodman
2"Episode 2"Giulia Clark20 November 2013 (2013-11-20)1.80
3"Episode 3"Stuart Elliott27 November 2013 (2013-11-27)1.80
4"Episode 4"Stuart Elliott4 December 2013 (2013-12-04)1.72
5"Episode 5"Giulia Clark11 December 2013 (2013-12-11)1.74
6"Episode 6"Stuart Elliott18 December 2013 (2013-12-18)1.71

2013 Christmas Special[edit]

On 25 November 2013, the BBC announced that Tudor Monastery Farm would have a Christmas special which explores the festive season as part of BBC Two's Christmas scheduling.[5] The episode was broadcast on 31 December 2013 and overnight figures showed that it attracted 1.57 million viewers (8.06% of the viewing audience).[6] Official figures raised the number of viewers to 1.76 million.

Reception[edit]

Time Out '​s Danielle Goldstein gave it three out of five stars and called it "intriguing".[7] Gerard O'Donovan of The Daily Telegraph gave it four out of five stars and said that history had been brought "brilliantly to life on BBC Two".[8]

Home media[edit]

The DVD edition was released on 10 February 2014.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BBC Two announces Tudor Monastery Farm". BBC. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tudor Monastery Farm, new for BBC Two". BBC. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Exeter academic guides BBC2's new living history series Tudor Monastery Farm". University of Exeter. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "BARB Top 30s". 
  5. ^ "A selection of festive treats across the BBC this Christmas". BBC. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Drewett, Meg (1 December 2014). "Graham Norton pulls in 4.7m for New Year special on BBC One". Digital Spy. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Goldstein, Danielle (6 November 2013). "Tudor Monastery Farm". Time Out. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  8. ^ O'Donovan, Gerard (13 November 2013). "Tudor Monastery Farm, BBC Two, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tudor Monastry Farm (DVD)". BBC Shop. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 

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