Casting details


Have you ever wondered what it might be like to travel back in time?

Wall To Wall Television, the makers of the hit series Back in Time for Dinner, The Victorian Slum, and Long Lost Family, are looking for people from Wales to take part in a new series for BBC 2 Wales.

We are asking a group of modern-day women to experience what life was like working on a factory production line in the 1970s. We’re setting up a clothing factory with a unique twist – it’s set in the 70s and everything, from the clothes and hairstyles to the shift patterns and the contents of your lunch box will be authentic! From tea breaks, to locker room banter to nights out, we’ll be recreating the factory floor for a whole new generation.

Did your Gran, Auntie, or Mum work in one of Wales’s many factories?

Have their stories inspired you to learn more?

Maybe you have a connection to the clothes trade today?

Perhaps your family wants the chance to immerse themselves in the 1960s, 70s and 80s – from mod-styled miniskirts, to flares and Farrah Fawcett flicks, right through to shoulder-pads and Jane Fonda leggings!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience the day-to-day reality of the factory floor, from the shifts on the production line to nights out in the social club, as well as life at home.

The series is due to be filmed over two and a half weeks in April/May 2018 in south Wales.

Please note: this is not an acting role.

We are also looking to speak to people who worked in clothing factories in Wales during the 1970s, we would love to hear your stories, please get in touch!

Please email for more information.


We will keep your personal data secure in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not pass your information on to any third parties who are not involved in the production, without your consent.




Terms & Conditions:

·      Your personal data (“Personal Data”) means data, which relates to you, where you can be identified directly from that data or from that data together with other information in our possession.

·       Your sensitive personal data (“Sensitive Personal Data”) means personal data consisting of information as to your a) racial or ethnic origin; b) political opinions; c) religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature; d) membership (or not) of a trade union; e) physical or mental health or condition; f) sexual life; g) commission or alleged commission of any offence; h) involvement in and the outcome of proceedings for any offence committed or alleged to have been committed by you.

·       By submitting the Application Form (including any photograph(s) you have submitted as part of your application) you grant to the Producer and the Broadcaster any and all consents necessary (including, if applicable, your express consent in respect of Sensitive Personal Data, including medical information, disclosed as contemplated under this Agreement and/or in connection with the Programme) pursuant to the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “DPA”) to store, handle and/or process your Personal Data and, if applicable, Sensitive Personal Data, in any form (electronic, hardcopy or otherwise), for the purposes of: (i) the Programme; (ii) all exploitation of the Programme (including, without limitation, any and all marketing and publicity of the Programme); (iii) as may reasonably be necessary for the effective running of the Producer’s business (i.e. including the transfer of such personal data outside of the EEA (where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as those in the EEA) and/or to the broadcaster, distributor and/or such other party necessary for the production and/or exploitation of the Programme); and (iv) in order for the Producer to comply with any and all of its obligations under applicable laws (including, without limitation, for the purpose of complying with data subject access requests); and (v) subject always to your express consent under the section headed ‘Data Retention’ in your Application Form, future related use when, for example, the Producer produces a future series of the Programme or other similar programmes.  This does not affect the Producer’s obligations and responsibilities under the DPA and/or your rights as a data subject, save that it is agreed that use of any audio and/or visual material relating to the Programme, that is made available to you as a result of a data subject access request, is restricted to viewing at the Producer’s premises only. 

·         If you do not consent to future use of your information under the section headed ‘Data Retention’ in the Application Form and you are not selected to participate in the Programme your completed Application Form and the information therein  (including any photograph(s) you have submitted as part of your application) and the information which you may have provided to the Producer elsewhere during the selection process and/or during production of the Programme will be securely destroyed once the Programme selection process has been completed.

·     By completing and submitting your Application Form (including any photograph(s) you have submitted as part of your application), you consent to the information you provide being used for the above purposes.

·         Lead applicants must be aged 18  years or older at the time of your application to take part in this programme. If you are applying as a family, children must be aged 14 and over at the time of your application to take part in the programme.

·         If you have a visa to live and work in the UK your visa must allow you to work in excess of 20 hours per week.

·         You understand that the completion and submission of this application form and/or any photos does not guarantee participation in the selection process and/or the programme. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that we will be able to respond to every application.

·         Applicants must be available for filming on location in south Wales over three weeks during April/May 2018.

·         You will be expected to spend the whole period living on location in south Wales. Details of the schedule and exact dates of filming will be delivered in advance.

·         This is an immersive living history experience and, as such, if accepted for filming you will be expected to live and work in a 1970s environment for the entire period and relinquish all modern technology; phones, laptops, tablets, and any other electric or communicative devices, in order to immerse yourself in the historical world.

·         You will be expected to wear period clothing for the duration of the filming, and to eat period-appropriate food as part of the experience.

·         The programme welcomes people of all ages and ranges of physical ability. Please make us aware of any medical or health concerns as soon as possible so that if your application is successful we can work with you to the make the filming as comfortable and safe as possible.

·         As a company experienced in producing living history formats, we are aware that historical environments are not equivalent to modern expectations of living. Whilst it may be challenging, we will work with a Health and Safety expert in order to provide full risk assessments to ensure that no participant’s safety is compromised.

·         Please note that this series is an ambitious, authentic look at the life of Welsh factory women. It will be challenging, but we are confident it will be a truly fascinating and unique experience for everyone involved.

·         Any booked or planned holidays will not preclude you from applying to take part in the Series. If you have booked or are planning to book any holidays throughout April/May 2018, this must be disclosed to us as soon as possible.

·         We  reserve the right at all times in our absolute discretion to change, extend, cancel or curtail the application process, including without limitation, the structure, content and dates as we see fit.

·         If you are successful in being selected to take part in the Series, you will be required to sign a participant agreement which will set out in greater detail the terms and conditions of your participation in the Series.


·         There is no commitment to take part in the Series at this initial application stage.