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Edwardian Farm is a follow on series from the successful Victorian Farm, and sees Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman face new challenges as they set up home on the Edwardian Farm. Edwardian Farms is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on November 10, 2010.

Where do I stream Edwardian Farms online? Edwardian Farms is available for streaming on BBC TWO, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Edwardian Farms on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon online.

Wednesdays at 8:00 pm on BBC TWO
1 Season, 12 Episodes
November 10, 2010
8.8/10
Cast: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands, Stephen Noonan
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Edwardian Farms Full Episode Guide

  • August brings to an end the year on the farm, weather dictates the harvest and the seaside brings much needed fertilizer.

  • July brings the harvest, cherries and potatoes. Ruth goes salmon fishing on the River Tamar with a seine net. Peter and Alex pick cherries from tall ladders and Ruth prepares cherry preserves. They try out Edwardian potato digging devices and employ child labor. The annual day holiday at Lynmouth is a welcome distraction.

  • June arrives so the sheep go up onto the moors of Dartmoor with Alex and Peter guiding, leaving Ruth to run the farm. Alex and Peter try their hands at sheep-shearing and dry-stone walling, and observe sheep-dogs at work. Ruth makes her own cheese and visits an early wool mill. Finally, they have an Edwardian picnic with a vintage auto and then go rambling and letterboxing on the moor.

  • May. Summer brings the tourists, so the farm provides strawberries and clotted cream.

  • April arrives and time is divided between the land and the sea.

  • March. Spring arrives with the lambs and the potato crop planted with manure. Daffodils are harvested and sent by train across the country.

  • February. Six months into their year, Ruth, Alex and Peter explore the daily lives of the Edwardian Farmers. This episode has a slightly different format to the rest of the series; instead of covering a whole month's changes, it is subtitled A Day in the Life and uses a framing device of Ruth writing a letter describing the more mundane aspects of daily life on the farm.

  • January. The continuing winter forces Alex and Peter down a copper mine, while Ruth makes lace. The copper mine is the King Edward Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, and the lace-making is at Honiton.

  • December. As winter sets in, the three farm dwellers must look further afield to earn a crust. Peter and Alex fish for crabs while Ruth hires herself out for domestic work. They separate growing calves from their mothers. Alex finds out how leather is made. They celebrate Christmas modesty, as poor farmers might have, and listen to a Methodist Christmas message.

  • November. Ruth prepares for the arrival of the farm's pigs and works on the privie, while Alex and Peter compare ploughing with horses to ploughing with the world's oldest working tractor. Peter begins a trout hatchery. In order to repair the hedgerows, Alex takes a trip to a water-powered blacksmithery for a billhook. Ruth makes sloe gin for Christmas and entertains with a gramophone.

  • October. Alex and Peter milk goats and train the plowhorses. Ruth pickles apples, salts a ham, and smokes bacon. Alex and Peter press apples to cider (scrumpy), freighting first the apples, then the barrel on the river. They visit a cooper and make lime putty. They read government agricultural leaflets, collect eggs, make chicken stew, and celebrate Halloween Edwardian style.

  • September.The trio establish their domicile, scrubbing flagstone floor and cleaning out a clogged chimney. They put up hay, hire a stonemason to make a trough, learn to thatch, make rag rugs, begin keeping chickens and sheep. Ruth cooks a sheep's head stew.