After the success of their television series \'Victorian Farm\', BBC 2 are now looking for volunteer families to spend a week on their farm, competing against other families to master the crafts of the Victorian age in a new show entitled Escape in Time.

Personally, my father grew up on a dairy farm and he never made the experience sound like that much fun. It\'s hard enough getting up at seven to go sit in an office. I don\'t think I\'m ready for a crack of dawn, five o\'clock, get-up and milk the cows beginning to my day. Nor do I fancy rediscovering the magic of rural Victorian toilet facilities.

Still, if you think it is for you, and you\'ve got a free week in September, drop the BBC an email with your telephone number at this address [email protected]

Or, if you are more like me, you can read all about it from the seat of a comfy chair in Shire Publication\'s The Victorian Farmer.