Sky1 orders “East Coast Trains” from Cineflix

The 10 x 60-minutes doc series, set to air on the UK pay-TV network in fall 2013, will take viewers behind the scenes at one of Britain's largest train operators.
December 13, 2012

Sky1 has commissioned East Coast Trains from Canadian firm Cineflix Productions.

The UK pay-TV network has ordered 10 one-hour installments of the documentary series, which looks at a leading British passenger train operator. Executive produced by Camilla Lewis and Rob Carey for Cineflix Productions, the series will by shot in winter 2013, and follows everyone from passengers to operators of the complex train network.

The series was greenlit by Sky commissioning editor for factual and features Chris Wilson, who said: “As well as telling the day-to-day stories of a diverse workforce, we want to capture the romance of train travel, and reveal the dramatic human stories of passengers brought together by a train line that runs like a backbone through modern-day Britain.”

Cineflix Productions MD Camilla Lewis added of Sky: “Their ambition matches ours to make – for the first time – a 360 degree exploration of the daily lives of the staff and passengers on one of the UK’s busiest rail networks.”

East Coast Trains will debut on Sky1 in fall 2013.

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