Back to the '50s

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Back to the '50s
Genre Sitcom
Family Entertainment
Written by Paul Alexander,
Simon Braithwaite,
Paul Dornan,
Kim Fuller,
Georgia Prachett
Directed by Andrew Margeston
Starring S Club 7
Opening theme "S Club Party"
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 1
Executive producer(s) Simon Fuller
Production location(s) Miami, USA
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s) 19 Entertainment
Original network ITV Network (CITV)
Original release 1999
Preceded by Miami 7
Followed by Boyfriends & Birthdays
External links
Production website

Back to the '50s is the first one off sitcom from the British pop group S Club 7. It first aired 1999 and was produced for CITV. In this movie, the cast proceeds with their long drive from Miami to Los Angeles - when they suddenly find themselves in the 1950s, having travelled back in time. The episode itself is a parody of both the films, Grease & Back to the Future.


S Club 7 are driving to Los Angeles. Rachel points out the milometer has reached all the 9s. As it turns back to all the 0s, obliviously, they drive through a wormhole. The radio turns on playing 1950's music, and they soon start spotting old-fashioned objects, including, a diner that sells a burger, fries and a soda float for just 20 cents. They realise they have gone back 40 years to the year 1959. As they figure out how to get back to the future, the Sheriff approaches them accusing them of being troublemakers, and says he will be keeping an eye on them.

They go bowling, and a gang called the Rockets enters the bowling alley. The leader Ricky accuses Bradley of stealing his girl and he starts a fight with Bradley. The Sheriff, who turns out to be Ricky's uncle, accuses S Club 7 of starting the fight and arrests Bradley, Jo, Paul, and Rachel. They are released to following morning and told they have til sunset to leave.

They return to the diner. They meet the waiter Chuck, whom Hannah has a crush on, and his dad the owner. He tells the story of how a feud between him and Ricky's dad started, and ever since then, Ricky and his dad have been trying to put the diner out of business, like breaking the Jukebox to jeopardise tonight's Jukebox night. S Club 7 save the night by performing.

They drive all night and arrive back in the same place and see the diner boarded up. Chuck tells them it has been closed for weeks; S Club 7 realise they have moved 1 month into the future. The Rockets have been causing trouble, forcing Chuck's dad consider selling the diner Ricky's dad. They find Ricky at a garage and challenge him to a car race.

At the race they find a newspaper in the car that is dated tomorrow, with an article reading Chuck dies in the race. Hannah shows this to him and convinces him to let Rachel takes his place and they win the race. Chuck's dad and Ricky's dad finally reconcile their differences.

They drive back through a wormhole and see Ricky now as an middle aged man and a mechanic, and the diner renamed the S Club 7.


S Club 7[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

  • Eamon Behrens
  • Paul Hayes
  • David Sawyer
  • Scott St. James
  • Palmer Scott
  • Chris Humphrey

Songs Featured[edit]

S Club 7[edit]