The 1900 Island

The 1900 Island

The 1900 Island is a Welsh television series made for BBC Wales and first broadcast on BBC One Wales, with a subsequent UK wide broadcast on BBC Two from 10 June 2019. The series was filmed on the island of Llanddwyn, Anglesey, Wales, recreating the life of a fishing village at the turn of the 20th-century.


The series follows four 21st century families who are placed in a recreation of a 1900 Welsh fishing village. The families live in a row of original pilots' cottages on Llanddwyn, taking on the traditional male and female roles and using the original facilities and technology of the times. The men go out to sea to catch fish (when weather permits) while the women stay on the island to look after the children and manage their homes. They start with only a few chickens and basic rations of food. Lydia Power ran a small shop selling provisions.