UKTV channel Yesterday has ordered a Twofour-produced series entitled Impossible Engineering in a bid to broaden its factual portfolio.
The 6 x 60-minute series – set to debut on Yesterday in May – examines the history of modern buildings and the engineers who designed them. Each episode details the mechanics behind various buildings, ships, trains and planes using 3D graphics, archive and specially shot footage.
“Impossible Engineering is one of Yesterday’s flagship shows for 2015, paving the way for the channel’s expansion into broader factual content,” said Adrian Wills, GM for Yesterday, in a statement.
“We’re really proud to be able to showcase such a high-quality and thoroughly fascinating series – one full of well-known structures and intriguing insights that build on viewers’ existing knowledge,” the exec continued.
Emma Sparks, UKTV acquisitions and copros manager, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Twofour on this enlightening, compelling and truly credible series. It perfectly complements more captivating factual programming Yesterday has planned in 2015, which includes Battle Factory, Secrets of the Bible, and another series of the popular Raiders of the Lost Past.”
The series was ordered for Yesterday by Wills and the deal was negotiated by UKTV’s Sparks and Twofour’s Holly Hodges. Executive producers for Impossible Engineering are Neil Edwards and Bridget Sneyd.