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Wartime Farm

Wartime Farm Presenters

Filming for the BBC’s Wartime Farm series started in September 2011 and continued until the first airdate in September 2012.

The programme focused on the Second World War and all aspects of domestic and farming life of the period, using the farmhouse, farmyard and fields at Manor Farm as their setting. Presenters Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman and Alex Langlands explored how people lived, farmed and cooked food during the Second World War.

Wartime poster

The BBC’s historic farming series started with Victorian Farm which aired on BBC 2 during 2009. It was filmed at Acton Scott in Shropshire.

The second BBC 2 series, Edwardian Farm, was filmed at Morwellham Quay in Devon and was broadcast in 2011.

The book about the series and the Wartime Farm DVD are both available from the Manor Farm shop.

Presenters on a bus

Pig logo Defence of the Realm

Closing in

Planes over Manor Farm

The painting 'Closing in' shows a Messerschmitt and a Spitfire in combat over the fields of Manor Farm and was featured on the Wartime Farm series.

You can buy a print directly from the artist, Leo Stevenson, for £58 + p&p