Some of the most memorable editions of Bygones were documentaries directed by Geoffrey Weaver in the Seventies. 'The Harvest' totally re-created a harvest field around the turn of the last century, while 'Gone For a Burton' followed the seasonal trip of East Anglian agricultural workers to work in the Burton-on-Trent maltings after the hay and grain harvests.
Bygones has a distinctive theme tune played on accordion and the series was brought back by Anglia TV after 20 years following an overwhelming vote from viewers on a program they wanted reinstated and is presented by Eddie Anderson, the former assistant of the original presenter Dick Joice, and Wendy Hurrell. Antique dealer Alan Smith often presents a section as well.
The new series originally aired on Thursdays at 7.30 but this has changed to 5.20 on Sundays.