The BEST episodes of Back in Time for Dinner

Every episode of Back in Time for Dinner ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Back in Time for Dinner!

This series has challenged one British family to dine through the decades, lifting the cooking pot lid on how eating habits for UK households have changed dramatically since World War II. For two-and-a-half months last summer, the Robshaw family rolled back the years to find out exactly how they would have eaten as a family living in each of the post-war decades in the 20th century. The results, to be screened later this month on BBC2's Back in Time for Dinner programme, were fascinating - if not occasionally stomach churning. Stepping into a different dining room for each decade, the Robshaws - dad Brandon, mum Rochelle and children Miranda, 17; Rosalind, 15 and Fred 10 - lived through how menus have changed.

Last Updated: 4/18/2024Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
31 votes

#1 - 1970s

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/31/2015

The Robshaw family find themselves living in the 1970s and Mary Berry helps the family stock up their brand new chest freezer. Giles Coren talks to a couple of hippies whose adventures in health food boosted the popularity of houmous.

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29 votes

#2 - 1980s

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/7/2015

The Robshaw family and their home are given a 1980s makeover. Giles and Polly use the national food survey to guide the family's diet.

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34 votes

#3 - 1950s

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/17/2015

A British family experiences 1950s life: a poky kitchen and a diet including dried eggs.

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39 votes

#4 - 1960s

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/24/2015

The Robshaw family are transported back to the space-age 1960s. Giles and Polly introduce them to the culinary treats of the time whilst Dave Myers delivers the family their long-awaited fridge. Giles also finds out how chicken went from an expensive treat to an everyday meal.

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12 votes

#5 - 2000s

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/21/2015

The Robshaw family conclude their time-travelling adventure with Giles and Polly introducing them to some potential foods of the future.

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19 votes

#6 - 1990s

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/14/2015

The Robshaw family sample life during the 90s. The family begin the decade enjoying the vast quantities of food now available from around the world. Giles and Polly introduce them to the culinary treats from the era.

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