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Historical cooking show. The family and their home strut into the 70s, and culinary innovations from powdered orange juice to boil-in-the-bag cod come thick and fast.

In this episode, the family and their home strut into the 70s. Mary Berry is on hand to help the family stock up their brand new chest freezer, and mum is liberated from the kitchen and gets a job for the first time, discovering how frozen and convenience food became a lifesaver for time-pressed working women.

Giles meets the two hippies whose 70s adventures in health food spawned our national addiction to houmous, and the family go all Good Life and discover that milking a goat is nowhere near as simple as it looks.

But the 70s wasn't all hippy food. Rapid developments in food technology see the culinary innovations come thick and fast, from powdered orange juice to Pot Noodle and boil-in-the-bag cod, while the birth of artificial-flavour technology sees the children's favourite crisps arrive just in time for their silver jubilee street party.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 17 Apr 2019 13:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Free

    All Right Now

  • The Stranglers

    Something Better Change

  • Bee Gees

    Stayin' Alive

  • T. Rex

    20th Century Boy

  • The Who

    Who Are You

  • Commodores

    Machine Gun

  • Thin Lizzy

    The Boys Are Back In Town

  • Ohio Players


  • Climax Blues Band

    Chasing Change

  • Chakachas

    Jungle Fever

  • David Bowie

    The Jean Genie

  • Van McCoy

    The Hustle

  • Ramsey Lewis

    Sun Goddess

  • McFadden & Whitehead

    Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

  • Chaka Khan

    I'm Every Woman

  • Alice Cooper

    School's Out

  • Parliament


  • Van Morrison


  • Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band

    A Fifth Of Beethoven

  • Demis Roussos

    Forever and Ever

  • Tom Robinson Band

    Power In The Darkness

  • David Bowie


  • The Meters

    Chicken Strut

  • Sister Sledge

    He's The Greatest Dancer

  • The Jackson 5


  • T. Rex

    Children of the Revolution

  • Fleetwood Mac

    Never Going Back Again

  • Jethro Tull

    Living In The Past

  • Hot Butter


  • Kraftwerk

    Trans-Europe Express

  • Sex Pistols

    God Save The Queen

  • Mungo Jerry

    In The Summertime

  • ABBA

    Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

  • T. Rex

    Chrome Sitar

  • Ravi Shankar

    Raga Bhairavi

  • The Sugarhill Gang

    Rapper's Delight

  • Hot Chocolate

    You Sexy Thing

  • Chic

    Le Freak

  • Blondie


  • Pet Shop Boys

    West End Girls


Role Contributor
Presenter Giles Coren
Participant Mary Berry
Production Company Wall to Wall Media


Back in Time...

Back in Time...

Families travel back in time to experience how food, leisure and society has transformed.