MIPTV ’14: Yesterday picks up “Secrets of Britain”

British factual channel Yesterday has acquired 6 x 60-minute landmark history series Secrets of Britain (pictured) from PBS International.
April 7, 2014

British factual channel Yesterday has acquired 6 x 60-minute history series Secrets of Britain (pictured) from PBS International.

The series, which uncovers the stories of Britain’s most famous buildings and institutions, covers such landmarks as Scotland Yard, Selfridges, the Secret Service, Westminster, the Tower of London and the London Underground. It is set to air on Yesterday in the spring.

Secrets of Britain allows viewers to delve deeper and understand the history and context behind some of Britain’s most well-known and iconic institutions,” said Adrian Wills, GM of Yesterday, in a statement. “The series is beautifully shot using a wide range of experts and historians, who reveal the fascinating stories and secrets from these British landmarks.”

Wills ordered the series, while Emma Sparks, acquisitions and copro manager for UKTV, negotiated the deal.



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