Victorian Bakers

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each episode runs for 60 min

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BBC documentary exploring baking through the Victorian Age—from the rural style of baking that dominated the early years of the Victorian Age to the refined and more artistic baking of the latter. Four English bakers, Harpreet Baura-Singh, John Foster, Duncan Glendinning, and John Swift take on the challenge supported by food historian Dr. Annie Gray and archaeologist Dr. Alex Langlands.

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Part 01

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Explores the early years of the Victorian Age and the rural style of baking when baking was, mostly, still a family practice for a small community.

(1837 till early 1840's)


Part 02

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Takes a look at the industrial revolution and what this meant for our daily bread.

(1870's - 1880's)


Part 03

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Explores the more refined style of baking at the turn of the century.

(1900)


The series was filmed over 13 days, and covers a rather large period of time, hence it doesn't go quite as in depth as some of the other historical documentaries the BBC has produced over the years.

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BBC Page for Victorian Bakers


Banner image: copyright BBC

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