A television production company is looking for families from Falmouth and Penryn to go back in time for a month and live like their fishing ancestors once did.

The series will recreate a fishing community from 1906 on Wales' north coast where families will be fully immersed in a traditional way of life.

A producer said: “We’re looking for families who want to step out of the modern world and their comfort zones, to take on a new adventure that will be challenging and rewarding.”

Participants will have to live in simple fisherman's cottages, wear traditional clothes and earn their living from the sea.

They will fish from traditional sailing boats, collect shellfish along the shoreline, forage for seaweed and wild herbs and sell their wares to local fishmongers to create a real economy.

Producers say that experience in fishing or sailing is not necessary but those who want to take part must be willing to take on a new challenge.

The company is looking for people who have a strong maritime link and want to get back to their roots. People who have a family history of seafaring life would be perfect for the series, for example if your great-grandfather was a lighthouse keeper, your grandmother a cockle woman or if your family came from overseas as sailors, dock-workers or shipbuilders.

Wildflame Productions are the company that has been commissioned by the BBC to make this series. They are known for their other living history programmes such as Coal House and Snowdonia 1890.

For families who are up for the challenge of living as part of a fishing community from the early century, applications are open online at wildflameproductions.com/casting.

For more information email casting@wildflameproductions or call 07599 812383.