New series. The Ellis family from Bradford discover how life has changed for ordinary working families in the north of England over the last 100 years. Jon, Lesley, Caitlin, Freya and Harvey experience the lives of previous generations, from the food people ate to the jobs they did and how they enjoyed themselves. It opens just after the end of the First World War, and the north is on the cusp of great transformation. Presenter Sara Cox and social historian Polly Russell introduce the family to 1918 living, and Anita Rani introduces them to the pleasures of rambling, 1930s-style.