UKTV has commissioned two further series of, The Architecture The Railways Built (2x10x60’) for factual channel, Yesterday.

The UKTV Original series is produced by Brown Bob Productions and sees railway historian and architecture enthusiast, Tim Dunn, visit examples of the stunning architecture that line the railway network in Britain and beyond, often getting privileged access along the way.

Locations in the first series included the Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire, the historic St Pancras station in London and the ultra-modern Rotterdam Centraal station in Holland. The programme also goes beyond the viaducts and stations, stopping at many other buildings that owe their existence to the railways, including signal boxes, tunnels, pedestrian passages, workshops and hotels.

The Architecture The Railways Built has been commissioned for UKTV by deputy director of commissioning Hilary Rosen and ordered by Yesterday channel director, Gerald Casey with Kirsty Hanson executive producing for UKTV. Produced by Brown Bob, executive producers are Rob Dersley and Audrey Neil. The series is distributed internationally by Passion Distribution.

UKTV’s Hilary Rosen said: “I’m delighted that we are bringing back this jewel of a show with a bumper order. Tim has already developed a devoted following and his deep knowledge and passion for all things railway mean that the audience can expect an even bigger treat.”

Jacqueline Hewer, CEO of Brown Bob Productions said: “It’s a joy to be diving back into a world of beautiful places and incredibly enthusiastic people. This double commission gives us scope to explore an even wider variety of railway architecture – alongside stunning stations and breath-taking bridges, we have some real surprises in store.”

Yesterday’s Gerald Casey added: “The Architecture The Railways Built brilliantly managed to remind us that thanks to the railways we’ve built a wonderful world out there, at a time when it was difficult for many of us to see it for ourselves. I simply can’t wait to see more of it, and I know Yesterday viewers will feel the same.”

Jon Creamer