Transport for London (TfL) has launched its first podcast series to celebrate the 160th anniversary of London Underground.
Hosted by railway historian and broadcaster Tim Dunn, the four 30-minute episodes shine a light on the iconic transport network, looking at the architecture and history of stations, innovation in transport, and how public transport connects people and places.
In the first three episodes of Mind the Gap – Tube 160, Tim, who presents Secrets of the London Underground on UKTV’s Yesterday channel and UKTV Play, interviews a broad range of people who are united by their love of the tube.
Special guests include Wayne Hemingway, world-renowned designer and co-founder of HemingwayDesign, who designed the uniforms for London Underground frontline staff, the ‘Tube Mapper’ photographer Luke Agbaimoni, Amy Lamé, the co-founder of Duckie and London’s Night Czar, and Geoff Marshall, a popular online video producer who runs a transport-themed YouTube channel and website, as well as many other experts and TfL staff.
In the fourth episode, Tim meets – and journeys with – one of his broadcasting heroes, TV and radio presenter (and fellow self-professed tube fan) Rylan – from central London towards Rylan’s home town in Essex.
Tim said: “As a huge tube enthusiast for all of my life, it’s a privilege to take the audience on a journey through fascinating and unusual aspects of the network to celebrate the 160 year anniversary of London Underground. Each episode is an open love letter, sharing the enthusiasm and dedication of fellow transport lovers, customers and TfL staff.”
Andy Lord, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “Mind the Gap is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the London Underground’s journey. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this project and would encourage everyone to give the podcast a listen.”
The series is available on all major podcast platforms.
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