This is when Sheffield-filmed Back In Time For The Corner Shop will be on TV

A time travel show filmed in Sheffield is set to hit TV screens next week.

Monday, 17th February 2020, 12:33 pm
Updated Monday, 17th February 2020, 4:39 pm

Back In Time For The Corner Shop was filmed in the city last year – and shows the transformation of a corner shop and the family running it through the decades.

Crews spent several months transforming the shop on the corner of Derbyshire Lane and Norton Lees Road for the show which follows the exploits of the Ardern family from Victorian times up to the present day.

And the first episode of the six part show, hosted by Sara Cox, will air on BBC Two on Tuesday, February 25, from 8pm.

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The Ardern family will star in the new TV series.

A BBC spokesman said: “The Ardern family is embarking on an extraordinary time-travelling adventure, going back in time to run that great British institution, the corner shop. Fast forwarding through 100 years of shop-keeping they’ll discover how what they sell, how they sell it and who they sell it to reflects the changing world around them.”

The family, whose great grandparents were shopkeepers, took over the former corner shop in Meersbrook.

A spokesman added: “Starting in the Victorian era they’ll need to bake their own counter goods for the shop, weigh and measure loose goods like tea, flour and sugar by hand, and make deliveries with a horse and cart. In the years to come they’ll discover the huge impact Sheffield’s steel industry would have had on their local customers, face the challenge of administering wartime rations, and experience dizzy excitement at the arrival of innovations like the phone card, Smash Hits and the National Lottery.

And the shop used for filming is now up for sale.

The large corner shop unit with a two storey flat above has now gone on the market at £247,000 with vendors Rightmove describing the former convenience store and off license as an ‘ideal cafe or eatery’.

Previous series of the show include Back in Time for Dinner, which involved a culinary trip through the decades, and Back in Time for School, looking at how life in the classroom has changed over the years.