BBC ONE SEEKS VINYL FAN TO GO BACK TO THE 1970s
Are you a lively character with a passion for records?
Are you interested in modern history and how the British High Street has changed?
Would you like to re-visit the heyday of the 12-inch LP and manage your own authentic 70s Record Shop for a week?
If you like the sound of this challenge and you’d like to travel back to 1970 for a new factual television series then please get in touch.
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Wall to Wall Television, the makers of Who Do You Think You Are, Edwardian Country House, and New Tricks, are producing a prime-time series for BBC ONE which charts the history of the British High Street.
They are taking modern shopkeepers back in time, to run traditional shops as they would have done in six different eras between 1870 and 1970.
In each era, the shops will be run as authentically as possible, selling goods from different decades, enabling customers to experience shopping through the last century.
The series is being filmed in Shepton Mallett, Somerset and is expected to be shown on BBC ONE in the autumn.
At the start of the series, Shepton Mallet's market place will go back in time to the 1870s. Each of the shops (butcher, baker, grocer, blacksmith, dressmakers etc) will have been completely fitted out as if in Victorian Britain.
After the Victorian era, follows the Edwardian era, the 1930s, 1940s, early 1960s and finally the 1970s.
They are looking for a record shop owner or vinyl enthusiast to feature in their final programme, set in the 1970s.
This person would come down to Shepton Mallett to live and work on camera in their very own purpose-built record shop. For five days, they would live as if back in the 1970s. They would be selling 70s music to the people of the town and getting youngsters enthused about the nearly-forgotten art of buying vinyl.
Involvement would involve filming over five or six days and we would aim to cover any expenses incurred.