Any Hackney families want to time-travel to fame?

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DO YOU WANT your five minutes of fame? Independent production company Wall to Wall Television may want you – and your family.

By being filmed for Back in Time for Dinner, a social-history experiment for BBC2, there is also a chance of some plugs for Hackney.

Assistant producer Talitha Smith tells Loving Dalston: “We are specifically looking for a London-based family, so Hackney is one of our areas of interest.

“Wherever in London our eventual family is based will be beneficial to the local area, since in the previous series, Back in Time for Dinner, the family was based in Walthamstow and filming took place at local businesses and amenities, which painted a positive picture for the area.

“The same principle would be the case for this new series and Hackney would be well represented should ‘our’ family be based there.”

The family will not be paid for your appearances, which will take a lot of camera time, but it will be reimbursed for expenses.

In the last series the Robshaws, pictured, top and at right, munched through the 1950s up to the 1990s via the cuisine (if English cooking could be called that) of the decades.

Smith says: “We are looking for a family who, like the Robshaws, will immerse themselves in the leisure and entertainment habits of decades past.” The family should have contemporary leisure habits, using technology for entertainment and leisure and making weekend shopping and cinema trips.

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Sixties-style: Robshaws (supplied pic)

Applicants must have at least two children aged 10-plus and be available to film over the July-August 2015 summer holidays.

Who Do You Think You Are? and The Voice are among Wall to Wall’s productions.

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* Contact: leisure@walltowall.co.uk 

* Backstory: Wanted: Hackneyites to lose it on TV 

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