A family gives up their 21st-century technology and travels back in time. As they enter the 60s, there's more fun to be had - a trip to the seaside and a Mini to enjoy.
Like many modern families, the Ashby-Hawkins home is stuffed full of tablets, computers, phones and gadgets to distract them in their spare time. But for one summer, they agreed to give up all their 21st-century technology and travel back in time to discover the radical transformation of our leisure time since 1950.
The family's own home becomes their time machine as they are transported back to a different decade each week. Guided by presenters Giles Coren and social historian Polly Russell, the family's entire experience is underpinned by the Family Expenditure Survey, a government study which ran from the 50s right through to 1999. The survey's detailed spending records give us the best possible clue as to what families were doing with their leisure time across the five decades.
As they enter the 60s, they get first-hand experience of the radical spirit of the age as Giles encourages the family to get rid of their piano in smashing 60s style. With a bit more money to go around, there's more fun to be had - a trip to the seaside, a Dansette record player for Daisy and even their own Mini to enjoy.
Special guests help the decade go with a swing. Sir Trevor Brooking joins dad Rob and son Seth for a game of Subbuteo in the dining room, proving that he's a demon on felt as well as grass. Daisy and mum Steph meet Sandie Shaw to discover how the decade's daring fashions reflected the growing freedoms and confidence enjoyed by young people.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
Shakin All Over
Hit The Road Jack (feat. The Raelettes)
Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Lets Twist Again
Stranger On The Shore
Sweets For My Sweet
Gerry and the Pacemakers
I Like It
Match Of The Day
Match of the Day
It's Not Unusual
Walk Don't Run
Green, Green Grass of Home
Puppet on a String
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
All Along The Watchtower
|Executive Producer||Emily Shields|
|Series Producer||Nancy Bornat|
|Production Company||Wall to Wall Media|