Traditional crafts come to BBC Two
Monty Don follows six apprentices as they learn to thatch and weave
Picture a version of The Apprentice for traditional crafts and you'll have a good idea of what to expect from Mastercrafts. The new series is presented by Monty Don on BBC Two on Friday nights.
Can the novices use their training to design and make their own chair? Find out on Friday at 9pm.
A book, Mastercrafts (David & Charles, £20), has been published to accompany the series. Written by Tom Quinn, it showcases the lives and work of the craftspeople featured in the programmes, and explains the techniques at the heart of their trades.