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UKTV commissions “Secrets of the London Underground” from Brown Bob

UKTV has commissioned, Secrets of the London Underground for its factual channel, Yesterday. The six-part UKTV Original series will be produced by UK indie, Brown Bob Productions. In the new series, ...
March 16, 2021

UKTV has commissioned, Secrets of the London Underground for its factual channel, Yesterday. The six-part UKTV Original series will be produced by UK indie, Brown Bob Productions.

In the new series, railway historian Tim Dunn (pictured left; The Architecture The Railways Built) and Siddy Holloway (right) from the London Transport Museum, will explore hidden areas of the London Underground that hardly anyone knows about including a station only accessible by getting a train driver to stop at just the right place, but which played a key role during the Second World War.

“We’re delighted to be going underground with Brown Bob for this new series on Yesterday. Viewers are fascinated by the Tube and this series promises unseen locations, fresh stories and secrets galore from right across the city. All of which will be brought to screen by the irrepressible Tim Dunn who is this time joined by London Underground expert Siddy Holloway. Prepare to be captivated,” UKTV’s Hilary Rosen said in a statement.

“We’re really excited to be producing another series for Yesterday, taking Tim on a new adventure, and introducing Siddy to the audience,” Jacqueline Hewer, CEO of Brown Bob Productions, added. “We can promise one thing – you’ll never travel on the tube again without wondering what’s through that door at the end of the platform…”

Secrets of the London Underground has been commissioned for UKTV by deputy director of commissioning Hilary Rosen and ordered by Yesterday channel director, Gerald Casey. The series is produced by Brown Bob Productions and the executive producer is Rob Dersley.

The series is currently filming with adherence to COVID-19 procedures and regulations, according to UKTV. The series will air on Yesterday later this year and will also be available for catch-up on UKTV Play.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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