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Britain's Biggest Dig

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 11 months

In advance of the construction of HS2, the biggest ever cemetery excavation in Britain reveals the forgotten stories of rich and poor in Georgian London. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Yasmin Khan
Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Composer:
Ty Unwin
Producer:
Izzy Charman
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Producer:
Tom McCarthy
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Series Producer:
Harvey Lilley
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Series in which families are challenged to become Victorian farmers. The Doige and Mills families learn a Victorian bread recipe, how to clean pigs and how to make clay bricks. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Producer:
Bill Locke

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Formats

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series in which families become Victorian farmers. The mums learn how to weave a traditional oak swill basket and the adults try out the Acton Scott cider-making equipment. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke

Genres

Formats

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series in which families become Victorian farmers. The dads sharpen their axes and saws as they prepare wood to light the range, and the children go fishing in Acton Scott pond. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke

Genres

Formats

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Series in which families become Victorian farmers. Taking up the Escape in Time challenge this time are the Bray family from Suffolk and the Trevithick family from Cornwall. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke

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Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Series in which families become Victorian farmers. The Dads take on one of the most dangerous jobs on the farm - tree felling. The children play with some classic toys and games. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke

Genres

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Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Series in which families become Victorian farmers. The Dads go into the forge to make a Victorian iron hook, while the Mums and eldest daughters visit the Acton Scott bee colony. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke

Genres

Formats

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Series in which families become Victorian farmers. The children learn to drive a donkey and cart, while the Mums attempt to get to grips with an antique sewing machine. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke

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Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Series in which families become Victorian farmers. The Dads make a stable door for Dusty the Donkey, while reluctant housewives Anne and Lisa concoct a herbal ointment. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke

Genres

Formats

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series in which families become Victorian farmers. The Degale family from Enfield and a Cotswolds family compete. One dad faces his worst fears in a challenge involving chickens. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke

Genres

Formats