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Old 02-11-2013, 07:44
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BBC2

Wed, Nov 13

21:00-22:00

Tudor Monastery Farm
Six episodes


Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn back the clock to run a farm at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex as it would have been done in 1500 under the reign of Henry VII.

Peter and Tom move the sheep to fresh grass, build a pigsty with no nails and plough with a pair of cows, while Ruth makes tallow lights out of rushes and sheep fat, and performs the ritual of laying the table - an act full of Christian symbolism.

The team also celebrates Palm Sunday, one of the most important religious events of the year, with Peter dressing up to play the role of a prophet.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:05
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With this piece of news, you've just brightened up my morning. I love these shows - we've just finished watching the Edwardian and War time ones again.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:52
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Looking forward to this. Thanks.
During the War series, one of the blokes got incredibly dishevelled looking as the series progressed, did anyone else notice this? Yet the other fellow was able to maintain himself better. Just an observation.
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Old 13-11-2013, 19:54
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The gang are back !

Well Ruth and Peter are.............but no Alex !

Obviously a few months on Time Team turned his head

His replacement is Tom

This time round we're back in the year 1500. Henry VII is on the throne but out in the sticks our plucky farmers deal with ploughing, tending the animals and Ruth gets stuck into cooking, washing and scrubbing

She'll be as happy as a pig in shit..............
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:05
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Men in tights...

Ruth is just so cheerful!
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:09
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........and silly hats!
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:14
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I love Peter....I could watch him all day!
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:17
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Anyone know who the Narrator is?
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:17
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just turned over to watch , can't get into 24hours in a and e
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:18
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Love it! Really enjoyed all the other farm series & this is fascinating being so long ago...and there's men in tights
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:18
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Anyone know who the Narrator is?
I know who it is but her name has gone from my head lol


edit it sounds like Barbara flynn ( think that is her name )
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:23
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I love Peter....I could watch him all day!
And there was a fair bit of him to watch just then!
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:27
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And there was a fair bit of him to watch just then!
My eyes were ing.....

I'm going to enjoy this series.
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:29
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My eyes were ing.....

I'm going to enjoy this series.
Is it really sad that I wished I had recorded it so I could rewind and pause it!
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:33
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Is it really sad that I wished I had recorded it so I could rewind and pause it!
No....
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:37
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I wonder if Mark Goodman is a relation of Ruth's?
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:38
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Weren't they clever and resourceful.
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:44
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I wonder if Mark Goodman is a relation of Ruth's?
I wondered that too, Daughter Eve and her Dad have been on, Peter or Alex's Brother was on once, he's a cobbler.

I'll be downloading and re-watching properly at later date, bit distracted at the moment.
The clothes are a bit perfect this series.
I could get used to Tom as he's now the third leg of the team.
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:51
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Strange way to sow the pea seeds...you'd think the birds would get them!
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:54
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Th Weald and Downland Museum, where this is shot is a wonderful place with masses to see and many acres of great scenery. Odd to see it so empty, as normally if you go there as a visitor there are thousands of people wandering around.
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Old 13-11-2013, 22:03
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An hour gone already? That was fascinating and the camerawork for the final meal scene made it look just like an painting of the era.

The museum's web site's a bit slow responding - I wonder if it's under unusually heavy load?
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Old 13-11-2013, 22:11
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Great pigs this time round

Those little piglets were adorable............

but we all know what's coming in about episode 4............

I loved the attempt to place everyday life within the belief system. As a historian myself...................that's the most difficult part of history, not explaining the events but trying to understand what people thought
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Old 13-11-2013, 22:20
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I know who it is but her name has gone from my head lol


edit it sounds like Barbara flynn ( think that is her name )
Very surprised that it was Geraldine James doing the narration!
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Old 13-11-2013, 22:22
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interesting, but everyone was just a little bit too... clean!!

Also, not sure about Ruth's assertation about the food situation with regards to the easter meal, given that Easter is a movable feast, with a range of something like 4 weeks that it can fall on.
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Old 13-11-2013, 22:28
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Really enjoyed that. It was fascinating. Great presenters.
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