Victorian Pharmacy

Many of you have written to say how much you enjoyed watching Tales from the Green Valley, the award winning BBC TV series directed and produced by Peter Sommer. We thought you might like to know that a number of sequels to this series are now available on DVD, which we sell alongside the DVD of Tales from the Green Valley.

In a unique experiment historian Ruth Goodman, Professor of Pharmacy Nick Barber and PhD student Tom Quick opens the doors to an authentic Victorian Pharmacy.

They recreate the birth and evolution of a high street institution we take for granted, but which was once a novel idea. They source ingredients, mix potions and dispense cures. But in an age when skin creams contained arsenic and cold medicines were based on opium, the team need to be highly selective.

An age of social change is revealed. The Victorians brought healthcare within the reach of ordinary people for the very first time, and heralded a consumer revolution that reached far beyond medicine to create the model for the modern high street chemist as we know it today.

It is available now for order on DVD – just £13.99 including free delivery in the UK.

Find about the sequels:

The Complete Victorian Farm 

Victorian Farm 

Victorian Farm Christmas 

Edwardian Farm

You can now buy a book that goes with the TV series Victorian Pharmacy Victorian Pharmacy: Rediscovering Forgotten Remedies and Recipes

If you want to find out more about the specialists involved in Victorian Pharmacy, you can visit their websites:

Ruth Goodman – historian 
Nick Barber – Professor of Pharmacy

If you want to find out about the original series that led to the creation of all these programmes take a look at Tales from the Green Valley

All of these TV series were made for the BBC by Lion Television.