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MIPTV Picks: Escape in Time

While it may not look like the sexiest thing to hit the tube on paper, perhaps there's something to be said for learning more about how people lived before the onslaught of the BlackBerry, Facebook and yes, television.
March 31, 2010


Early in 2009, BBC2 aired the Lion Television-produced Victorian Farm, a series that put three people on location at a Shropshire estate, where they lived as if they were tending a mid-19th century farm. The series proved to be a smash, bringing in an average audience of 3.6 million and with the final episode attracting over four million viewers. This time around, new families will come to the Shropshire estate weekly, competing in challenges while also being given the opportunity to work together and learn new skills, such as plowing fields and making beer. And while it may not look like the sexiest thing to hit the tube on paper, perhaps there’s something to be said for learning more about how people lived before the onslaught of the BlackBerry, Facebook and yes, television.

Partners: Lion Television for BBC2 Daytime. Distributed by All3Media (London)

Length: 20 x 45 minutes

Airing: May, 2010

Rights available: All rights excluding UK

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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