zxy556575 September 4, 2016 Share September 4, 2016 Catch-all topic for sitcoms, dramas, chat, and reality shows new and old from the U.K. that don't have their own threads. I'm currently re-watching Back in Time for Dinner, about a family who lives and eats in a different decade each episode. It's a light, fun show that primarily focuses on food, but what's most amazing is that the production actually remodeled the family's house to suit each time period. It's available on You Tube. There are interesting historical asides; for example, I don't think I quite realized how long rationing went on after WWII was over. I was also a little surprised, for no good reason, to see so many grocery brands/products from the U.S. The wife had a bit of a hard time slogging through the 50s and 60s because of the kitchen drudgery and started to get a bit resentful. The 70s cheered her up, though. Fondue! There's a whole clutch of similar shows featuring Sue Perkins and Giles Coren living and eating and attempting recreational activities in various eras: Back in Time for the Weekend, Back in Time for Dinner, Giles and Sue Live the Good Life, The Supersizers Eat..., and probably others I'm missing. I'm fond of Sue but Giles can be a bit of slog for me, especially if he's eating. For a damned restaurant critic he slurps and chews like a starving two-year old who hasn't learned table manners yet. 6 Link to comment
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