Ranging between the ages of 13-50, a family from Bradford in Yorkshire will experience the day-to-day-life and diet of a working family from 1918 to 1999.
Guided by Sara and Polly and joined by a host of well-known faces, they will turn their hand to the jobs done by their ancestors, experience the privations of life on the breadline and the pleasures of everything from a seaside day trip to a meal out at one of the first Harvesters.
The broadcaster said: ‘From custard tarts to curries, hasty pudding to halal butchers, it’s a story of class and regional identity and the creation of modern Britain as we know it’.
Bolton-born Sara said: “Being a big fan of ‘Back In Time,’ I can’t wait to journey back through the years, and eat my tea up north with a new family in Yorkshire, as they explore the social history of – and get stuck into grub from – the place I’ll always call home: the glorious north.”
Commissioning editor Catherine Catton added: “The success of ‘Back In Time’ shows how much BBC Two viewers enjoy this truly distinct programme, that follows a family on a fascinating and challenging adventure through the decades. I’m excited to welcome Sara Cox to the ‘Back In Time team’ and looking forward to seeing the show back on screens in the New Year.”