Escape In Time, Or Return to Victorian Farm If You Will

As a blogger you never know what might turn up in your comments or email inbox!

I’ve been asked nicely (should have asked for cash, lol) if I will pass on an ad to you from the makers of Victorian Farm, and as I have enormous respect for the original programme – I am posting it here.

It’s a chance for regular families to take part in a new programme called ‘Escape In Time’, who will be living and working on the same farm from the original series.

Not only am I glad the farm is coming back on TV, I’d love a go at this myself!  Let me know if any of you are going to try out for it :smile:

PASSIONATE ABOUT RE-LEARNING OLD SKILLS?

WANT TO LEARN TO BE SELF SUFFICIENT?

…WHY NOT SPEND A WEEK ON A VICTORIAN FARM?

We are looking for people for a unique opportunity to escape the modern world and spend a week on the farm featured in the BBC2 series ‘Victorian Farm’.

The team behind the original series are now looking for everyday families to take part in a new BBC2 series called ‘Escape in Time’.  The families will have the chance to live on the original Victorian Farm estate for one week, rediscovering the practical skills and self-sufficiency that our grandparents had, but which we have lost, whilst competing against each other mastering tasks and crafts from the Victorian age.

It’s an unparalleled opportunity to work together as a family and enjoy the pleasure of learning to plough fields, weave baskets, make bread, sheer sheep, brew beer and many other skills.

If you think you might be interested, and you and your family (minimum of two people) can be available for one week’s filming in September 2009, please email escape@liontv.co.uk with your contact telephone number, for more information.

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9 Responses to Escape In Time, Or Return to Victorian Farm If You Will

  1. I would love to do this, apart from having no family to do it with and looking like a maroon on telly :)

    I would love to see you, Chris and co doing it though!

  2. I would love to do it too, without the television cameras, but my husband would never consider it – far too fond of home comforts.

  3. Ditto with you and Claire… don’t have a family, wonder if they want a maid of all work.. willing to be the farm drudge for the experience and wouldn’t wimp out of anything unlike some other reality programme about the pilgrims landing in America and the participants wouldn’t obey the rules of the group. I remember some of the women having a strop about having to wear the modest clothing of the period. Me personally I would enjoy it and could see myself living it up for a week doing something completely different from the normal job.

    Wish they would read the comments on your blog Alison.

    Sage xx

    • Join us Sheila, we’re all mad enough!!

      Sage, it would be really cool for all of us to do it. I don’t have any great desire to be on film, but the thought of playing in the farm wins me round! I don’t have any problem with any of the tasks, I’d have a go.

      You know, they must have read at least one post to know that I liked the original programme, and I emailed them to ask if a group of friends could do it. They did say that families if they applied would definitely take precedence, but I do have a copy of the application form if anyone wants it…

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