The High Street

A group of shop-keeping families are transported back to the birth of the high street in the 1870s, and propelled through a century of change, right up to the modern era and the 1970s.

  • 1970s

    6/6 It's the end of the journey for the shopkeepers and their customers head to the 1970s.

    First broadcast: 07 Dec 2010

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  • 1960s

    5/6 The shopkeepers and their customers move into the swinging sixties.

    First broadcast: 30 Nov 2010

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  • World War Two

    4/6 The shopkeepers and their customers are plunged into World War Two.

    First broadcast: 23 Nov 2010

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  • 1930s

    3/6 The shopkeepers move into the 1930s, where nostalgia boosts sales for the grocers.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2010

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  • Edwardian

    2/6 The shopkeepers move on to the Edwardian era, where they are joined by a dressmaker.

    First broadcast: 09 Nov 2010

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1970s

6/6 It's the end of the journey for the shopkeepers and their customers head to the 1970s.

Fri 14 Jan 2011 03:40 BBC One

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  • Meet the shopkeepers

    Meet the shopkeepers

    Find out more about the shopkeeping families who are being taken back in time to the high street of the past.

    Go to the shopkeepers' profiles
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    BBC Hands on History

    Find out how to research your local history and visit an event near you with Hands on History - helping to bring history to life.

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  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    Producer Tom St John Gray on his job in making The High Street as realistic as possible: "Finding authentic prices in old money for each item was a real challenge."

    Read Tom St John Gray's post on the BBC TV blog
  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    Karl Sergison, dad of the grocer family: "Debbie had to be the perfect housewife and have my slippers ready every night when I returned home from work."

    Read Karl's story on the BBC TV blog

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