Wednesday 17th August
UKTV has commissioned a fourth series of The Architecture The Railways Built (10x60') for its leading factual channel, Yesterday. The series is produced by Brown Bob and presented by railway historian, Tim Dunn.
The Architecture The Railways Built celebrates the construction feats and incredible design behind some of our biggest - and smallest - stations, discovering their secrets and how they shaped modern Britain. Stations range from the enduringly Victorian Lincoln to modernist Coventry to cutting-edge 21st century London Bridge, along with other railway structures such as medieval-inspired Knaresborough Viaduct, the underpass and coal drops in Halifax and Scarborough's seaside Cliff Lifts. Tim and the crew are often afforded privileged access to many, usually off-limits, places, with locations planned for this series including the Forth Bridge and the construction site at Dawlish Sea Wall.
Now a popular staple of the Yesterday schedule, the third series of The Architecture the Railways Built launched to a consolidated 329k, with the season going on to average a consolidated 284k across its 10 episodes. Total consumption pushed this to a series average of 400k*.
The fourth series of The Architecture The Railways Built has been commissioned for UKTV by commissioning editor Helen Nightingale and ordered by Yesterday channel director, Gerald Casey and deputy director of commissioning, Hilary Rosen. Produced by Brown Bob, executive producer for this series is Michele Carlisle and the series producer is Stephanie Seabrook.
UKTV's Helen Nightingale said,
I'm really pleased to be working with Brown Bob on this delightful series. The amazing access, along with the impeccable research, stunning location shots and Tim's enthusiasm for the subject matter make the series an absolute joy.
Jacqueline Hewer, CEO of Brown Bob said,
It's such a privilege to be back with this absolute treat of a series. We have some incredible access lined up for series four - going behind the scenes of some of Britain's most iconic railway structures.
Gerald Casey added,
I love this programme and I'm delighted we're bringing it back again for Yesterday. Tim is basically living all railway enthusiasts' dreams as he visits these wonderful building and structures, uncovers their history and unashamedly shares his passion with our viewers.
The Architecture The Railways Built is filming now and will air on Yesterday in Q1 2023. All previous episodes are available for catch-up on demand on UKTV Play. Other recent UKTV Original commissions for Yesterday include, The Secrets of the London Underground, Hornby: A Model World, Secrets of the Transport Museum, Scouting for Toys, Bangers & Cash and, Bangers & Cash: Restoring Classics.
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*Source: BARB/TechEdge; All Homes; Consolidation - Adults 16+, 7 days; Total Consumption - Individuals 4+, 28-day consolidation incl. pre-broadcast viewing, online 1-28 day and nrr rpts.
About Yesterday Freeview 27 | Sky 155 | Virgin 129 | Freesat 159 | YouView 27 Stream for free on UKTV Play | uktvplay.co.uk/channel/yesterday
TV for curious minds, revealing fascinating factual stories from the world around us.
Yesterday's new and exclusive programmes include Bangers & Cash and spin-off Bangers & Cash: Restoring Classics, The Architecture The Railways Built, Secrets of the London Underground, Hornby: A Model World, Abandoned Engineering and Train Truckers. The channel also features absorbing travelogues and high-quality historical documentary series.
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 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.
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 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 under the Inside The... brand, including Inside the Ambulance, The Architecture the Railways Built and The Secrets of the London Underground.