Episode two of Further Back In Time For Dinner, airing on Tuesday 31 January at 9.00pm on BBC Two, takes us back to the 1910’s and it’s a decade of feast and famine.
At the start of the decade the family’s servant Debbie (pictured above) is still doing all the cooking and cleaning. But change is on the horizon as the first world war turns all their lives upside down, bringing freedom and opportunity to Debbie and putting Rochelle back in the kitchen.
Never a natural cook, she struggles to feed the family as supplies start to run out – as they did for many families during World War I, and the war puts an end to their previously carefree lives.
But the decade has its upsides too: there’s respite from offal with a vegetarian Suffragist dinner, the freedom of a bike ride and an idyllic picnic, and a visit from celebrity chef John Torode – but even he can’t rescue 1918’s fish sausages.
Further Back In Time For Dinner – The 1910s (Episode 2 of 5) airs on Tuesday 31 January from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC Two.