'Back In Time For Dinner' takes Canadian family on a journey through the decades

Thursday at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC. From the 1940s to the 1990s, a Canadian family of five goes on a time-travelling journey of a lifetime, as they take on iconic trends in food, design and domestic gadgetry in each decade.

Guided by host Carlo Rota, the Campus family will live through 6 decades in 6 weeks

The Campus family, from Southern Ontario, is giving up their modern diets and ways of life for six weeks to find out how the changing world has dramatically affected society’s eating habits and domestic lives over a 60-year period. (Back In Time For Dinner / CBC)

The Campus family is about to go on a unique time-travelling adventure.

Back In Time For Dinner — which debuts Thursday June 14 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC — takes one intrepid Canadian family of five on a time-travelling journey of a lifetime. Guided by host Carlo Rota, the Campus family will live through a new decade of Canadian life, as they take on iconic trends in food, design and domestic gadgetry from the 1940s through to the 1990s. 

The Campus family, from Southern Ontario, is embarking on this unique challenge, giving up their modern diets and ways of life for six weeks to find out how the changing world has dramatically affected society's eating habits and domestic lives over a 60-year period. Their own suburban semi-detached home will be their time machine as it's meticulously transformed in every episode to reflect a new decade. Every detail will be accounted for, from decor, to technology, to cooking implements.

From the 1940s to the 1990s, a Canadian family of five goes on a time-travelling journey of a lifetime, as they take on iconic trends in food, design and domestic gadgetry in each decade. 0:30

In their modern lives, mom Tristan, a registered nurse, and dad Aaron, a multimedia designer, share domestic responsibilities including cooking and raising their three teens: 18-year-old Valerie, 17-year-old Jessica, and 15-year-old Robert. This journey through time will see the whole family struggle with the rules and social structures of the past, as they explore evolving gender dynamics, the changing technology of each decade, world events and fashion.

In some episodes, the Campus family will be joined by a special celebrity guest who can shed light on some of the trends from the decades they're reliving and reflect on iconic moments of that time. Guests include Sharon and Bram of Canadian music trio Sharon, Lois and Bram, famed sportscaster Ron MacLean, fitness duo Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of Body Break, and fashion expert Jeanne Beker.

Evocative, nostalgic and rich with detail, Back In Time For Dinner will offer a glimpse into Canada's past, experienced through the unique 2018 perspective of a family on a singular adventure through time.