In their final decade of time travel, airing on Tuesday 21 Feb at 8.00pm on BBC-1, the Robshaws enter the 1940s and experience a decade overshadowed by war and entirely fuelled by rations.
In their second world war of the experiment, the Robshaws get used to a diet of duty and determination. Gone are the treats of the 20s and 30s and the Edwardian excess is a distant memory. Now it’s powdered egg, nettles on toast and imitation brawn at the dining room table – and they’re even one family member down as Fred is evacuated to the countryside.
But the war brings them together too as they share a Woolton pie in their very own Anderson shelter, the girls go dancing with Debbie and some GIs and the whole family start to recognise the power of the family meal to bring them together in the good and bad times.
Further Back In Time For Dinner: The 1940s Episode 5 (of 5) airs on Tuesday 21 February 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on BBC Two.