Back In Time For Tea

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide


Series 1 · Episode 1

We fast-forward one thoroughly modern British family through a historical revolution -- in the family's very own home. Their experience begins in 1918- The war is over but life for northern workers is tough.

Post War

Series 1 · Episode 2

The post war years see the Ellis family on rations without a fridge, hot water or an electric cooker. The girls sample 1950s style dancing and mum Lesley gets her girlfriends over to indulge in a feast of food and catalogue shopping.


Series 1 · Episode 3

For the Ellis family 1960 marks the start of a new era of prosperity and confidence in the north. As the decade draws to a close the family can boast a TV, washing machine and even a fridge.


Series 1 · Episode 4

For many northern families, the seventies saw a rise in living standards and the smallest gap in income ever recorded between rich and poor. Despite power cuts and strikes this is a golden era for working class families.


Series 1 · Episode 5

The Ellis's 80's home is a homage to chintz and magnolia with the exciting addition of some new technology: their first telephone, a chest freezer and that 80s kitchen. By the 90s the music scene captures the nation.

The Present

Series 1 · Episode 6

In the final episode of the series, the family reflects on their time travel adventure, and explores how the legacy of a hundred years of tumultuous history lives on in the northern diet today.