Farm life in Tudor times is being brought to life in a new TV series filmed at a Sussex museum.

The Tudor Monastery Farm follows the success of BBC2's previous shows featuring Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime farms.

The programme is set in the grounds of Weald and Downland Open Air Museum near Chuichester, which features a wide variety of 15th and 16th century buildings.

Archaeologist Peter Ginn and historian Ruth Goodman, who is also a leading specialist in Tudor domestic life, will be fronting the six-part series and turning the clock back to the year 1500.

The team will be joined by archaeologist Tom Pinfold to take on the role of the lay-folk who did the bulk of the farming and craftwork within monastic lands.

From sheep farming and harvesting to fashioning a printing press |and building a Tudor clock, the team will be put through their paces to give viewers a |real-life account of what life |would have been like at this time.

The first episode will be screened on November 13 at 9pm.