New TV documentary: Secrets of the London Underground to air this year

UKTV has commissioned a new documentary Secrets of the London Underground – to be aired later this year on the Yesterday channel.

Siddy Holloway from London Transport Museum and popular railway historian Tim Dunn will explore hidden areas of the London Underground that – despite being just feet away from where millions of people regularly travel – hardly anyone knows about.

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The London Transport Museum currently offers a virtual Hidden London disused station tour to get a sneak preview of the abandoned underground, ahead of the television series airing.

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The brand new virtual tour dates go on general sale on Friday March 26 on the London Transport Museum website.

Secrets of the London Underground

For the documentary, the pair will explore abandoned tunnels, secret bunkers and hidden staircases that have been concealed from public view for years.

They will use their unique and privileged access to tell the story of London’s most clandestine Tube stations. Other highlights include a track walk to two different disused stations in the middle of the night and the exploration of the deepest point of the London Underground to a lost station from 1906.

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Siddy Holloway, Hidden London Engagement Manager and co-presenter of the show, said: “I am really looking forward to taking viewers of this new documentary series on a journey deep into the hidden underworld of London Underground. Secrets of the London Underground is brimming with stories of ‘lost’ stations and subterranean spaces that most people will never get to see.”

Tim Dunn, railway historian and co-presenter of the show, said: “We’ve got special access to places that very few people have been – and I can’t wait to take everyone with us. Expect expertly-guided fact-packed tours around London’s hidden places; plus stories and tales that’ll surprise and fascinate. This project is a dream come true.”

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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.

UKTV’s Hilary Rosen, said: “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.”

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