UKTV’s Yesterday channel is working with Indigo Films & Television on Professor Hutton’s Curiosities, a series looking at the unsung gems of British museums.
The 12 x 30-minute series, set to air in the second quarter this year, follows academic and historian Hutton as he visits different museums and shares its little-known history, and curious and bizarre objects.
Featured in the series are the Magic Circle Museum, the Grant Museum of Zoology, Pollock’s Toy Museum, and the Freud Museum, which are mostly tucked away in hidden corners of Britain’s cities.
“We are delighted to work with Indigo Films & Television on this quirky and fascinating new series,” said UKTV’s acquisitions executive Emma Sparks, who negotiated the deal. “It is also a privilege to have Professor Hutton, a leading authority on history of the British Isles, using his expertise and eccentric character to guide us through Britain’s most intriguing museums.”
“It is the perfect hybrid program for those looking to be entertained but also to learn about Britain’s bizarre but mesmerizing history,” added David Lawley, managing director of Indigo Films & Television.