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Tue, 08-12-2003 - 4:36pm
Has anyone seen the PBS shows were they put people in historical situations? Last year, they had 3 families living for a summer on farms in Montana with no modern conveniences. They also aired one that was made in Canada. The families have to survive by having gardens and living off the land like they did back in the 1850's.

I am very infatuated with this. Especially when they have to come back to reality.

I have heard that there is another one that was made in England and the people are sent back to Victorian times.

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In reply to: maxwelledison
Tue, 08-12-2003 - 10:27pm
Hi :o)

I watched the one on that was called Frontier House and I actually have it on VHS. If you want.. let me know.. I can copy the tape for you. I haven't watched it in awhile, and it may not be the best tape (I think I got the some of the PBS people talking or something).. but I got all the episodes.

Take care!,

Nikki

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In reply to: maxwelledison
Wed, 08-13-2003 - 8:32am
I watch them. I saw Frontieer House, and the one where they sent the family to Victorian England. Very good shows IMO. They also had one where they had an iron age village, which I didn't catch all of. And I saw ads for one where they had a family living in 1940's England I missed it. I think they are doing another one similar to frontier house soon.
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Wed, 08-13-2003 - 4:46pm
I really like the Iron Age show. It was very primitive conditions and they lived in group huts. One family brought two young children and the preschooler got sick from a stomach bug. The mother was not very likable. She kept complaining about how hard it was with the children. I wanted to ask her what she expected and why did she think children 7 and 4 would do well in a situation with no running water, plumbing, kitchen conveniences, etc.

There was a guy on this show who thrived in the Iron Age environment. You wondered how he did in the modern world. Turns out he's kind of a wanderer with no steady job. He crashes at his father's home in-between travels. He just can't hold to a schedule or responsibilities.

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In reply to: maxwelledison
Tue, 08-19-2003 - 1:50pm
I love these series. My favorite has been Frontier House, but I have also seen almost all of 1900 house and the one in England that "took place" during WWII, which was excellent. I missed all but the very end of the last episode of the Iron age one. There was also one on the History Channel that recreated the voyage that Captain Cook (I think, I am foggy about the details right now) made aboard an exact recreation of his ship. They had historians on board, as well as botanists and other scientisits collecting data using the same methods that they used during the time of the origional voyage. They used star charts and old navigation equipment to find their way too. This one was also great.

Amy

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In reply to: maxwelledison
Thu, 09-25-2003 - 5:46pm
The newest one coming out is called Colonial House. Here is the website from PBS.org about it.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/colonialhouse/

It doesn't say when it comes on, but it films through early fall so I take it they are not finished yet.

M*