The Best Reality Shows

by pandora75 | created - 05 Jul 2016 | updated - 27 Jun 2017 | Public

I think these are the best shows because they were educational and entertaining.

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1. The 1900 House (1999– )

60 min | History, Reality-TV

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

Votes: 316

2. The Great British Baking Show (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

Bakers attempt three challenges each week trying to impress the judges enough to go through to the next round and eventually are crowned Britain's best amateur baker.

Stars: Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins

Votes: 4,747

3. The 1940s House (2001– )

45 min | Family, Reality-TV

Reality show. A couple, their daughter and two grandchildren volunteer to spend several weeks living under wartime conditions. That includes all their clothing, including underclothes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Palmer, Piers Brendon, Guy de la Bédoyère, Ben Hymers

Votes: 196

4. 30 Days (2005–2008)

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

An unscripted, documentary-style program where an individual is inserted into a lifestyle that is completely different from his or her upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession for 30 days.

Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Alexandra Jamieson, Scott Bridges, Ryan Hickmott

Votes: 1,872

6. 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: 406

7. 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: 185

8. 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: 192

9. 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: 169

10. Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West (2000– )

60 min | History, Reality-TV

Two couples assume the lives of early settlers to the West. Using only the resources and tools of the period, they will attempt to build homes, raise livestock, hunt and grow crops.

Stars: Brian Hartigan, Alana Logie, Frank Logie, Deanna Treadway

Votes: 147

11. Klondike: The Quest for Gold (2003– )

4 min | Documentary

As seen on PBS comes this new "living history" series about eight "average people" (7 men and one women) who volunteer to relive an adventure. The epic 1200 kilometer journey by the ... See full summary »

Star: Dan McLean

Votes: 33

12. Quest for the Bay (2002– )

50 min | Adventure, Documentary

Quest For The Bay follows an eight-person volunteer team as they attempted to recreate the journey made by fur traders of the Hudson's Bay Company during the 1840s by travelling from ... See full summary »

Stars: Alana Logie, Frank Logie, Ken Albert Jr., Rob Clark

Votes: 33

13. Quest for the Sea (2004– )

4 min | Documentary

Quest for the Sea is a 4x1-hour living history documentary series that follows 2 families as they return to a lost way of life in a remote fishing village in Newfoundland. In simple wooden ... See full summary »

Stars: Anny Murray, Monte Murray, Harold St. Croix, Roy Wareham

Votes: 24

14. 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: 433

15. Victorian Slum House (2016– )

59 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

A group of 15 volunteers aged between 10 and 59 are transported back to Victorian London as they spend three weeks living and working in a recreation of the notorious Old Nichol slum in Bethnal Green in London's East End.

Star: Michael Mosley

Votes: 129

16. 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: 476

17. Victorian Bakers (2016– )

59 min | History

Four professional bakers leave their modern businesses behind to experience what their profession was like in the past as they bake their way through the Victorian era.

Stars: Annie Gray, Alex Langlands, Harpreet Baura, John Foster

Votes: 66

18. 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: 216

19. 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: 306

20. 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: 184

21. 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: 87

23. 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: 106



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