British Historical Docos

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2. Turn Back Time: The Family (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Three families live for a week at a time in three adjoining houses on Albert Road, Morecambe over 5 episodes. First episode has them living as Edwardians with servants in 1900s. Second ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Joe Crowley, Susanna Reid, Juliet Gardiner

Votes: 59

4. Tudor Monastery Farm (2013– )

History

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the clock back 500 years to the early Tudor period to become tenant farmers on monastery land.

Stars: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Geraldine James, Tom Pinfold

Votes: 200

5. Victorian Farm (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, History

Victorian Farm 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... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Noonan, Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands

Votes: 415

6. Edwardian Farm (2010–2011)

59 min | Documentary

In this historical documentary series, archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and domestic historian Ruth Goodman team up to re-create a working Edwardian farm. The farm, located at ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands, Stephen Noonan

Votes: 315

7. Wartime Farm (2012– )

Documentary

Wartime Farm is a British historical documentary TV series in eight parts in which the running of a farm during the Second World War is reenacted, first broadcast on BBC Two on 6 September 2012.

Stars: John Simm, Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands

Votes: 224

8. Secrets of the Castle (2014–2015)

Documentary

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold learn about living in the medieval world and help rebuild a castle.

Stars: Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn, Tom Pinfold, Paul McGann

Votes: 198

10. Victorian Pharmacy (2010– )

60 min | Documentary

Life in a 19th-century pharmacy is re-created in this four-part documentary. Historian Ruth Goodman, professor Nick Barber and doctorate student Tom Quick discover how people attempted to ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Noonan, Nick Barber, Ruth Goodman, Tom Quick

Votes: 183

11. Victorian Farm Christmas (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Victorian Farm Christmas looks into the lives of 19th century farmers and shows you how to make traditional gifts, food, games and decorations.

Stars: Rupert Acton, Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands

Votes: 193

12. A Tudor Feast at Christmas (2006 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, History

A group of historians and archaeologists prepare a Tudor feast as it would have been over 400 years ago, including the use of period clothes, recipes from the era, food sourced from the land and the absence of modern conveniences.

Director: Chris Mitchell | Stars: Dominic Frisby, Marc Meltonville, Ruth Goodman, Hugh Beamish

Votes: 111

13. Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | History

The introduction of world trade in Tudor England inadvertently introduces foreign poisonous substances. One such case is sugar and the subsequent rotting of teeth.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Tara Hamling, Marc Meltonville, Jelena Bekvalac

Votes: 144

14. Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | History

Suzannah Lipscomb takes a tour of the Victorian home and unveils the hidden dangers that posed a deadly threat to Victorian life.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Judith Flanders, Kate Williams, Andy Meharg

Votes: 164

15. Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

An examination of the common household hazards of the typical modern residences of 1950s Britain.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Nathan Goss, Joy Ledger, Suzy Lishman

Votes: 72

16. New Hidden Killers (2013– )
Episode: The Edwardian Home (2013)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

We are back inside the Edwardian home. Dr Suzannah Lipscomb discusses more dangers in disguise in this era, from poorly insulated electricity and asbestos, to poisonous make-up and radium.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Martin Shipp, Jane Hamlett, Helen Peavitt

Votes: 44

17. Coal House (2008– )

300 min | Reality-TV

Three families are transported back to 1927 and the war years to experience life in the mines without modern conveniences.

Stars: Nerys Howell, Terry Walton, Chris Williams

Votes: 31

18. Time Team (1994–2014)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, History

A group of archaeologists have 3 days to discover historical artifacts in different sites around Britain.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Phil Harding, John Gater, Stewart Ainsworth

Votes: 1,089

19. Walking Through History (2013– )

47 min | Documentary

Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our past.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Alistair Moffat, Kate Williams, John Barnatt

Votes: 147

20. Tony Robinson's Time Travels (2015– )

26 min | Documentary, History

In this fascinating series Sir Tony Robinson journeys through time to uncover amazing, dramatic and bizarre stories from the past.

Star: Tony Robinson

Votes: 16

21. Tony Robinson's Time Walks (2012– )

History

Tony Robinson brings his inquisitive storytelling approach to Australia's diverse suburbs and towns. His mission is to uncover the hidden history that lies behind, below and above the ... See full summary »

Star: Tony Robinson

Votes: 34

22. Tony Robinsons World War 1 (2014– )

History

In this series Sir Tony Robinson, the history presenter and former Black Adder star, tells the story of the Great War. How it started, how it changed the world and how it finished with a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Robinson, Catrine Clay, Max Hastings, Andrew Robertshaw

Votes: 26

24. Time Crashers (2015– )

Reality-TV

Celebrities are taken back in time to live and work as they did in medieval Britain.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Cassie Newland, Keith Allen, Kirstie Alley

Votes: 40

25. Manor House (2002– )

50 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

21 people from the 21st century are being brought together in an Edwardian Country House. 6 of them are the Upstairs family and the 15 others are the servants. For three months, these people have only the rulebook and each other...

Stars: Tristan Aldrich, Avril Anson, Ellen Beard, Charlie Clay

Votes: 488

26. Full Steam Ahead (2016– )

60 min | History

Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn bring back to life the golden age of steam, exploring how Victorian railways helped to shape modern Britain.

Stars: Philip Glenister, Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands

Votes: 92

28. Frontier House (2002– )

History, Reality-TV

The Year: 1883. The Place: The Montana Territory. The Challenge: Blizzards, hunger, scorching sun, forest fires, the neighbors, and more ... Three modern families experienced life on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristen Brooks, Nate Brooks, Rudy Brooks, Adrienne Clune

Votes: 444

29. Colonial House (2004)

Reality-TV

A group of ordinary people arrive on a boat to 1628 and have to build a functioning colony, using only time appropriate resources. Their goal: survive for 4 months and pass the final evaluation.

Stars: Jonathon Allen, Julia Friese, Carolyn Heinz, Don Heinz

Votes: 194

30. The 1900 House (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, History

A modern English family embark on a real-life time-travel adventure to late Victorian London.

Votes: 323



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