Those retailers who love to hark back to the golden age of the high street may have had their wishes granted.

The BBC is seeking a butcher, baker and grocer to take part in a new series plotting the changing British High Street, along with their families. They will travel back to Britain in the 1870s, set up shop on an existing parade and run the business as authentically as possible.

They will then fast-forward through a century of change, including the war rationing era, the arrival of self-service in the 1950s, decimalisation, supermarkets and the arrival of frozen food in the 1970s.

The series will be filmed this summer. Programme makers Wall to Wall are looking for families with at least two children aged eight to 18, who can relocate for the duration of the project. Anyone interested in taking part should call 0207 241 9232.

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