Living in the Iron Age

Living in the Past was a fly on the wall documentary programme fimed by the BBC in the late 1970s which followed a group of 15 volunteers recreating an Iron Age settlement, where they sustained themselves for a year, equipped only with the tools, crops and livestock that would have been available in Britain in the 2nd Century BC.

A follow-up programme aired in the same year Living in the Present discovered what the participants had thought of the experiment and how they were adjusting back to modern day living.

In 2008, BBC Four's What Happened Next revisited participants in the original series thirty years on from their year living together.

Living in the Iron Age
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