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The 90s

A family gives up its 21st-century technology and travels back in time. The family enter the 90s, where new technology arrives at a dizzying pace.

In episode five, our family enter the 90s, a decade where new technology arrives at a dizzying pace and increasingly starts to dominate their leisure time. 12-year-old Seth finally gets his hands on a Game Boy and games console, while the arrival of the internet and a mobile phone (albeit in their clunky early guises) marks the start of the road to how we all spend our spare time now.

It is not all about the tech though - Steph and Rob go all Billy Ray Cyrus and try out line dancing, and 90s fitness star Mr Motivator pops along to their local gym to put them through their paces. And it couldn't possibly be the 90s without tribute to the lifestyle programmes that dominated our TV schedules - Tommy Walsh and Linda Barker turn up to help the whole family give the house and garden a real 90s makeover.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 May 2019 13:20

Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    MC Hammer

    U Can't Touch This

  • 00:02

    The Charlatans

    The Only One I Know

  • 00:05

    Vanilla Ice

    Ice Ice Baby

  • 00:12

    Brothers in Rhythm

    Such A Good Feeling

  • 00:16

    Simple Minds

    Alive & Kicking

  • 00:17



  • 00:36



  • 00:41



  • 00:42


    Things Can Only Get Better

  • 00:42


    Brimful of Asha

  • 00:47

    Daft Punk

    Around The World

  • 00:48

    Massive Attack


  • 00:51


    Disco 2000

  • 00:53

    Lou Bega

    Mambo No.5 (A Little Bit Of...)

  • 00:53

    Ricky Martin

    Livin' La Vida Loca

  • 00:57




Role Contributor
Presenter Giles Coren
Expert Polly Russell
Executive Producer Emily Shields
Series Producer Nancy Bornat
Director Emma Frank
Producer Louise Ord
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.