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Turn Back Time: The High Street [DVD] [2010]

Hugh Bonneville , Greg Wallace , Fergus Colville , Cassie Farrell    Exempt   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Hugh Bonneville, Greg Wallace, Juliet Gardiner, Tom Herbert
  • Directors: Fergus Colville, Cassie Farrell, Kim Maddever, Sarah Veevers, George Pagliero
  • Format: PAL, Colour, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 16 July 2012
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004BFU898
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,144 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The High Street was once the heart and soul of every town in Britain. Not anymore. But what if we could turn back time, to the days of the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker? The story of the rise and fall of the great British high street is brought to life in an entertaining and ambitious new series that transports four empty shops and a group of modern shopkeepers and their families back to the birth of the high street in the 1870s, before propelling them through a century of dizzying change, right up to the 1970s. Over six hours of gripping television, the families lives are turned upside down as they experience how shopkeepers lived and worked in six key eras of British history. But this High Street is no museum. The shops must serve modern day customers who are used to the pace and convenience of 21st century shopping. In a challenge laced with real-life entertainment, family drama and human endeavour, can the families deal with whatever history throws at them? And can they lure shoppers back?


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful series 26 July 2012
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turn Back Time The High Street 14 July 2013
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Excellent DVD which I purchased for myself and I love it, one the best DVD'S I have seen in a long time.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Very interesting viewing. This series sure teaches us, that our shopping habits have very direct consequences. My heart went out to the butcher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How it used to be ! 7 Aug 2013
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The thought and accuracy that went into this production was outstanding.
I can remember well the last episode "1960" as I was a teenager then.
I have been looking for this DVD for a long time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the high street 12 April 2013
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the series was well presented some of the characters were well believable but not as likeable as others the grocers had the easiest time and abused It if I was in that area and had a choice I would most certainly gone elsewhere the butchers son and the seamstress were the most likeable
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