BBC2 Back in Time – Looking for local families

Wall to Wall Television, the makers of the hit BBC2 living history series’ Back in Time are looking for a local family to go Back in Time for Tea.

Their previous series Back in Time for Dinner and Back in Time for the Weekend for BBC2 were both extremely well received and were among BBC2’s top rating factual shows of those years, averaging 3 million viewers a week. Both series followed a modern family as they lived through each decade from the 50s to the 90s with their home, clothes and diet all transformed accordingly. Everything they did was underpinned by historical data that detailed real spending and eating habits of each period.

For the new series, they are looking for a food-loving family to immerse themselves in the lives and diets of working people in Northern England over the last 150 years. It will be an exciting and educational opportunity for a local family to find out about the lives led by previous generations – where they lived, what work they did, what they ate and how they cooked it.

The series will be filmed over the school summer holidays and October half term and they are specifically looking for a local family with two or more children aged 8+ who would be available to film during these periods.

If you’re a family that fits the brief, or know a family who does, please get in touch with them ASAP.


To apply, or to find out more information, please email

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