Mr and Mrs Hymer, their daughter and two grandchildren volunteer to spend several weeks living under wartime conditions. This includes clothing, learning to live with rationing and digging up the back garden partly for extra vegetables and partly for an air raid shelter. Several renowned historians formed a War Cabinet to direct events. The family, during their journey back to the 1940s, lived through the equivalent of six years of war.
This interesting series follows an average Yorkshire family of 5 (maternal grandad and grandma, mum and 2 sons) as they go back in time to WW2. They are moved to a made over 1930s semi in a Kent suburb which received bomb damage in the Battle of Britain. From the highs and lows of Anderson shelters, ARP wardens, rationing and the kitchen front, digging for victory, volunteering... you get a small insight into what life was like in the 1940s. You get points of views from the family as well as guests (including food guru Marguerite Patten), war experts and eye witnesses.