Turn Back Time – The High Street

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Turn Back Time – The High Street
Directed by Fergus Colville
Starring Gregg Wallace
Juliet Gardiner
Tom Herbert
Narrated by Hugh Bonneville
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) Tom St John Gray
Morgana Pugh
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Wall to Wall Media_(production_company)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Productions UK
Original network BBC One
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 2 November (2010-11-02) – 7 December 2010 (2010-12-07)

Turn Back Time – The High Street is a 2010 British reality documentary television series. The show started airing on BBC One on 2 November 2010 and ran for 6 episodes. The series is based and filmed in Shepton Mallet in Somerset, and sees four families experience life on the high street in various eras, namely the Victorian era, Edwardian era, 1930s, Second World War, 1960s and 1970s.

The series is narrated by Hugh Bonneville. Gregg Wallace, Juliet Gardiner and Tom Herbert are also involved in the series as the "Chamber of Commerce", keeping an eye on the activities of the families.


1 Victorian Era
2 Edwardian Era
3 1930's (Peace Time)
4 World War II
5 1960's
6 1970's

The Shopkeepers[edit]

Grocers Karl and Debbie own a delicatessen in real life. They are joined by daughter Saffron (13) and Karl's son Harry (22) Featured in episodes 1–6.

Bakers Caroline and Nigel are joined by their children Jack (15), Raiff (13), Saffron (12) and Chloe (9). Featured in episodes 1–5.

Butchers Andrew and his son Michael (14) are featured in episodes 1–5.

Ironmonger Simon is a professional blacksmith and is featured in episodes 1–4.

Dressmaker Gill is featured in episodes 2–6.

Record Shop Owner David is featured in episode 6.

Convenience Store Owners Sunder and Pam are joined by children Karina (16) and Josh (12). They are featured in episode 6.


Turn Back Time: The High Street was released on 6 June 2012 by Acorn Media UK.

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