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BBC Wales History BBC Wales History | 14:45 UK time, Monday, 1 November 2010

A new six-part factual series called Turn Back Time - The High Street begins tomorrow night, Tuesday 2 November, at 9pm on BBC One.

Turn Back Time - The High Street

In the series a group of modern shopkeepers and their families, including the Devlins who live in Wales, take over empty shops in a neglected market square in Shepton Mallet, to see if they can turn back time for the British High Street.

The families will live and trade through six key eras of history, and in the first episode begin their journey in the 1870s when the high street was born. The shopkeepers soon learn that Victorian trading means truly going back to basics.

BBC Learning is offering viewers the chance to continue the Turn Back Time experience in their own area. You can find out more at the Hands On History site or look for an event or pop-up shop near where you live.

If you'd like to find out more about the series, producer Tom St John Gray has written a blog post on the challenges of making The High Street.

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