A lovely series, where the modern shopkeepers have to "go back in time" and run their shops as they would have been in different eras - Victorian, Edwardian, '30s, WWII, etc. The shops stocked only items from the relevant eras, the staff dressed and lived in that era - and their aim was to try and get people from the town to shop in their local high street again rather than the huge out of town places we have all become used to. We see the hard lives some of the traders endured - like the long hours and hard work Bakers' families had for very little return. And because the changes happen so fast, in the space of seven weeks, we can see so easily how the decline of our high street shops happened. Very, very interesting series. Would highly recommend it.