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Date: Thursday 5th February 2009
Time: 9:00pm to 10.00pm
Shown on BBC2
Historical observational documentary series following a team who live the life of Victorian farmers for a year. Wearing period clothes and using only the materials that would have been available in 1885, historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn go back in time to relive the day-to-day life of the Victorian farmer.
The project is based on the Acton Scott estate in Shropshire, a world frozen in time, lost in Victorian rural England. Its buildings and grounds are cluttered with antique tools and machinery collected by the Acton family who have lived on the estate since the 12th century.
Working for a full calendar year, Ruth, Alex and Peter rediscover a lost world of skills, crafts and knowledge assisted by an ever-dwindling band of experts who keep Victorian rural practices alive. Each month and season brings pressing priorities, from tending to livestock and repairing buildings to raising crops, preparing food and crafting furniture and tools. Can they make a success of farming the Victorian way?
In this episode, the team embarks on a trip by steam train, Ruth begins a tough task in the dairy, Alex tries his hand at beekeeping, the sheep get sheared using the latest time-saving technology, and the lengthening summer days allow Alex and Peter to try out the new Victorian sport of cricket. It is also time for the hay harvest, weather permitting.
=== File Information ===
File Name: Victorian Farm - S01E05 (5th February 2009) [PDTV (XviD)].avi
Duration: 00:58:48 (88,198 fr)
File Size: 466 MB (or 477,584 KB or 489,046,016 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 967 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.189 bits/pixel
Resolution: 608x336 (1.81:1) [=38:21]
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 133 kb/s (66/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90. °
Frequency: 48000 Hz
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