The Tube (6 x 60′) – A major new documentary series with unique access to London Underground, which goes behind the scenes of the world’s oldest, biggest and busiest underground train network.
Running a system built and designed in 1863 for the demands of the 21st century is an extraordinary feat. The series tells the inside story of one of the most critical moments in the tube’s history as the underground network undergoes the biggest upgrade of any railway system ever planned in the world. The upgrade will be done under immense pressure to keep lines open and minimise the length of station closures.
Cameras will go to the places viewers have always wanted to see – behind the hoardings to reveal the massive new engineering works, inside the command centre to see what running this most complex of train sets is really like and illuminating a hidden underground world that only comes to life at night.
The series follows the people who run and use the tube, from obsessive MD Mike Brown to the litter collector who walks miles every night collecting rubbish off the track. And then of course there are the passengers – the tourists, the suburban commuters, the drunkards getting the last train home, the school outings, the buskers and the down and outs.
Producer: Blast! Films
Source: BBC Press Office