UKTV has commissioned History Hunters and The Architecture the Railways Built from Brown Bob Productions for its factual channel Yesterday.
Centered on the father-and-son team of Dave and Steve Nuwar, UKTV Original History Hunters will follow the military antiques specialists as they search for little pieces of history and the riveting tales behind them. The six-part series will travel with the duo as they source items around the country for their Herefordshire shop War & Son and trace the and moving stories behind each item.
Another UKTV Original, The Architecture the Railways Built sees railway expert and train enthusiast Tim Dunn exploring the architecture that lines the railway network. In addition to visiting a variety of stations, Dunn explores any structure that owes its existence to the railway—viaducts, signal boxes, tunnels, pedestrian passages, workshops, railway hotels as well as homes, swimming pools and Turkish baths.
History Hunters and The Architecture the Railways Built will air in the spring of 2020 and will also be available on UKTV Play.
Hilary Rosen, deputy director of commissioning and head of factual and factual entertainment at UKTV, said: “We are commissioning more and more new UKTV Original series for Yesterday. I’m so delighted to continue our partnership with Brown Bob, who we absolutely love working with and whose programs continue to prove so popular with our audiences.”
Gerald Casey, Yesterday’s channel director, said: “Yesterday viewers are always keen to learn more about the past, and these two new series, helmed by knowledgeable and charismatic experts, shed a light on fascinating aspects of history and culture.”
Jacqueline Hewer, Brown Bob Productions CEO, said: “We are thrilled that the team at UKTV share our passion and vision for these two new series. It’s always a joy to work with them, and we are excited to expand our relationship to work with Yesterday.”