Alex Langlands is a historian, archaeologist and broadcaster. He lectures in Medieval History, Archaeology and Heritage at Swansea University and is a patron of the Heritage Crafts Association. He gained his first two degrees at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and his Doctorate at the University of Winchester.
He has worked as a research and commercial archaeologist all over Europe excavating sites ranging from the prehistoric period through to the industrial age. He has fifteen years of experience working in the broadcast media for BBC Two, BBC One, Channel 4, History Channel and Discovery. He was instrumental in the making of BBC Two’s hit TV series Victorian Farm which garnered weekly audiences of nearly 6 million viewers. The follow-up series Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm were equally as popular. He was worked on Time Team, recently appeared in the successful Full Steam Ahead for BBC Two and co-presented Victorian Bakers, the Christmas special for which aired on Christmas Day 2016.
Born in Oxford, at the tender age of five his family moved him to rural Sussex where Alex played out his childhood between the woods of the Weald, the marshes of Pevensey and the beaches of Bexhill-on-Sea. He studied and worked in London for twelve years before moving to a remote cottage in the depths of the Wiltshire countryside for ten years. He now lives in Swansea with his wife and two children.
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