BBC1 in search for bakers for new series

18 March, 2010

TV producers are looking for a baker and their family to take part in a new programme, labelled a “living history experience” for BBC1.

The makers of Edwardian Country House, Who Do You Think You Are? and New Tricks will start filming this summer in a modern-day market town high street.

The baker and their family will join other shopkeepers in a parade of shops that will be completely kitted out as they would have been in Victorian Britain – using a Victorian bread oven. Each family will then run their shop as authentically as possible in other key eras of British history, including Edwardian, World War Two, the 1950s and the 1970s.

Production company Wall to Wall said it should appeal to those family bakers who were interested in exploring previous generations’ work or those who would be up for the challenge of dealing with ration books and good old-fashioned service.

It added that bakers shouuld ideally have at least two children between the ages of eight and 18.

Anyone interested in taking part would have to relocate to the town for about eight weeks and be able to reflect on the highs and lows of their experience.

For more details contact Michael Fraser on 020 7241 9349, or email michael.fraser@walltowall.co.uk





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