UK Casting Call | BBC “The High Street”


The High Street is now casting for BBC 1. This is a fascinating show that would like to take you back 100 years to the “High Street”. The days of the butcher, the baker and the candle stick maker. Seeking families and people who are interested in the history of their trades and would like to take a new age trip back to the glory days of old world trades. People who would love to run a Victorian shop as authentically as possible and really explore that world and the techniques used in the trades.

BBC is seeking nominations of trades men and shop keepers who can really show a year 2000 audience what good old fashioned service should mean.

Here is the BBC call and what they are looking for:

Are you a butcher, baker or grocer who is fascinated by the history of your trade?
Can you imagine taking your work and your family back to the glory days of the High Street?
Could you show modern customers what good old-fashioned service really means?
Would you like to explore the techniques, technology and opening hours of the past?
Our search is on to find lively families to travel back to the 1870s to experience the birth of the British High Street. You’ll be setting up in an existing parade of shops, completely fitted out as they would have been in Victorian Britain with each family running their shop as authentically as possible. Shopkeepers will then be fast forwarded through a century of change with families running their shops as if living in six different eras of history between 1870 and 1970.
Please get in touch if you want to apply or nominate someone.
This series is produced for the BBC by Wall to Wall Television.

To apply for “High Street”

UK casting call for UK residents

Phone: 020 7241 9349
Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecoms provider’s call package.

Calls from mobiles may be higher. If you are under the age of 16, please ensure you have the bill payer’s permission.


or you can Write:
The High Street
Wall to Wall
8-9 Spring Place
Closing date: 31 May 2010

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