Next month TEN will air the three part series Electric Dreams, a UK series which follows one family as their home is “renovated” back to a typical house in 1970 and then fast-forwarded over six weeks through the 70s, 80s and 90s.
The series has added Australian narration by Amanda Keller, who previously fronted Beyond 2000.
The show has been described as a mashup of Nova, Colonial House and Back to the Future, with some Mythbusters geekery thrown in.
As one review noted, “…Britain’s labor disputes linger in the background. When the power goes out one evening, the family is told that ‘as a result of the miners’ industrial action, the power outage will last until morning.’ They break out candles and board games.
“The real treat, however, is watching the parents enjoy this flashback to their youth while having to cope with the hassles it creates. Dad gets misty when he finds a record player with Simon & Garfunkel on.”
It premieres at 6:30pm Sunday November 1st.