HOBBS House Bakery’s Tom Herbert is appearing on our TV screens once again this month as co-presenter of a new BBC series about the lost art of shopkeeping through the ages.

Turn Back Time, which first airs on BBC One on Tuesday, transports a selection of modern businesses back to different periods in British history, beginning with the traditional Victorian High Street.

From ironmongers and butchers, to dressmakers and record store owners, each family of shopkeepers will have to deal with the challenges of their era, such 18-hour working days and wartime rationing.

Filmed in the picturesque Market Square in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, the series concludes in the 1970s with father-of-four Tom revealing who delivered the best customer service and sales each week alongside MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace and historian Juliet Gardner.

Having already featured in BBC Four documentary In Search of the Perfect Loaf and BBC Two’s Mary Queen of Shops later the same year, Tom is no stranger to TV appearances.

As a 5th generation baker at Nailsworth-based Hobbs House bakery and café, he regularly gives demonstrations and talks in store and has judged at baking competitions around the world, including Young Baker of the Year in 2001.