Secrets of the London Underground on track for new fourth series on Yesterday and UKTV Play


Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway are back for a new series

London - 16th February 2024 - UKTV has commissioned a new fourth series of Secrets of the London Underground (10x60') from Brown Bob, for its leading factual channel Yesterday and free streaming service UKTV Play, set to air later this year.

Secrets of the London Underground has quickly gained a loyal audience on Yesterday, reaching over 10.1m individuals across all series to date, and is among the top performing Yesterday titles on UKTV Play.

The new series is filming now, reuniting rail historian Tim Dunn (The Architecture The Railways Built) and Siddy Holloway from London Transport Museum, as they unearth more fascinating secrets about the Tube's rich history.

As part of her work developing the museum's Hidden London programme of tours, which takes the public into secret parts of the London Underground, Siddy has the keys to many locked away places that reveal fascinating details of British social and rail history. Chris Nix, Assistant Director at London Transport Museum, will also be acting as Historical Consultant to share the fascinating stories that were unveiled from the museum's archives.

Secrets of the London Underground S4 has been commissioned for UKTV by head of factual and factual entertainment Helen Nightingale, and ordered by Gerald Casey, channel director for Yesterday, and Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning. The series is produced by Brown Bob and the executive producer is Rob Dersley.

Helen Nightingale said,

"It's great to work with Brown Bob again, and Tim and Siddy are the perfect guides to take us underground, behind closed doors and into forgotten rail tunnels."

Gerald Casey said,

"Yesterday's viewers have taken to Tim and Siddy's passion and knowledge about the London Underground's hidden past. It's great to bring them another series, packed of course with curious facts."

Jacqueline Hewer, CCO of Brown Bob said,

"The more you look, the more secrets there are to discover about the London Underground. This series promises a whole new raft of thrilling 'Did you know...?' moments for Yesterday viewers."

Elizabeth McKay, Director of London Transport Museum, said,

"We are thrilled to be working with UKTV again to share the stories and treasures from our museum archives with the public. There are still so many secret locations to explore on the Underground network, and we can't wait to take viewers behind the scenes to reveal even more of its fascinating history."

Secrets of the London Underground will air in a peak time slot in 2024 on UKTV's free-to-air Yesterday channel, with all previous series currently available to stream for free on UKTV Play. It will join a raft of original programming, including the recently announced new series of Find It, Fix It, Flog It, Bangers & Cash, Canal Boat Diaries and Dream Car Fixers.

UKTV recently announced its intention to launch 'U' - a new Masterbrand that will unite its family of free-to-air channels and its free streaming service. Launching in Summer, the move will see its current streaming service UKTV Play transition to U and UKTV's family of free-to-air channels will become U&Dave, U&DRAMA, U&YESTERDAY and U&W.

For more information, please contact: Neelam Rhodes, Publicist, UKTV

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About UKTV UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and scripted drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers. UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UK's most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the world's leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.||@uktvpress

About Brown Bob Brown Bob is an independent television production company owned and run by experienced producers Nicki Gottlieb and Jacqueline Hewer since 2014. Brown Bob Productions specialises in high volume, high-rating factual series. The company has a particular expertise in designing bespoke rigs in order to film people and places in a new and different way. Brown Bob has produced a number of different series for UKTV including `: First Time Medics, Inside the Ambulance, and The Architecture the Railways Built.

About the Hidden London Tours

Hidden London Tours are a series of in person and walking tours led by expert tour guides which provide a unique opportunity for Londoners and visitors alike to discover a wealth of fascinating facts and tales about the city's history and rediscover 'forgotten' part of its transport network - some just feet away from unsuspecting commuters. Location explored include secret parts of Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus, and Euston stations, as well as the WW2 tunnels of Down Street, disused station Aldwych, Baker Street and Clapham South's deep level shelter. Locations vary from season to season, so visitors are encouraged to visit the London Transport Museum website for the latest information and to book their ticket. A two-hour walking tour of Covent Garden, Kingsway, Lincoln's Inn Fields and Victoria Embankment is also available. Visitors are able to purchase their Hidden London tickets via London Transport Museum's website at Subscribers to the museum's newsletter get early priority booking ahead of general releases.

About London Transport Museum London Transport Museum's purpose is to ignite curiosity to shape the future. The Museum is situated in the heart of Covent Garden and filled with stunning exhibits; the Museum explores the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. Historic vehicles, world-famous posters and the very best objects from the Museum's extraordinary collection are brought together to tell the story of London's development and the part transport played in defining the unique identity of the city. The Museum is a charity and the world's leading museum of urban transport and a place for everyone to come to understand and enjoy the story of London's journey. No other capital city is defined and shaped so much by its transport as London. Yet the scale of influence of transport can be invisible to those who use it every day. The Museum's collections, together with its lively events and learning programme are a window into the past, present and future of how transport keeps London moving, working and growing, and makes life in our city better. The Museum's charity number is 1123122. London Transport Museum is supported by public funding from Arts Council England.