Wall to Wall is going back in time again to discover the history of confectionery for a three-part BBC Two series.

Back to Work: Confectioners is an immersive format, expected to air late next year, which will see four modern-day confectioners will look back over 450 years of social and economic history to discover the origins of their trade.

Across the 3 x 60-minute series the confectioners will discover the social change that drove the rise of the sugar industry, from the growth of the British Empire to the role of the slave trade.

Back to Work: Confectioners was ordered by BBC Two channel editor Patrick Holland and commissioning editor Rachel Morgan. The executive producer is Emily Shields for Wall to Wall and the series producer is Helen Nixon.

Morgan said: “Back to Work: Confectioners is a BBC Two living history commission at its purposeful best - enjoyable, steeped in authenticity and brimming with truth and revelation.” 

Shields added: “This series will blend the trials and tribulations of our modern day sugar workers as they get to grips with the ingredients, methods and confections of the past with the extraordinary story of sugar - from a treat only tasted by the very elite of the Tudor court to the mass produced ingredient that’s become so controversial today.”