Two new television documentaries will take viewers behind the scenes of some of the capital’s most iconic institutions.
Commissioned by BBC Two, The Tube is a six-part series exploring the London Underground including its ongoing upgrade programme, the millions of users and the staff who power the world’s biggest underground train network.
Channel controller Janice Hadlow says the series “will give viewers a fascinating new insight into one of the capital’s best known landmarks at a time of rapid change.”
Home of some of the UK’s most famous tourist attractions, Westminster is the star of London: The Inside Story, a new Channel 5 series which follows the work of staff at Westminster Council.
Cameras will follow the work of the borough’s trading standards team, parking wardens and Kerry Cosgrove, the council’s Funerals Officer, whose job it is to organise funerals for the hundreds of unidentified people who die in Westminster each year.
Michelle Chappell, Channel Five’s Commissioning Editor of News, Current Affairs and Documentaries, says: “I hope viewers will enjoy the ground-breaking access gained in the capital’s busiest boroughs.
“It’s a fascinating and often amusing insight into the diverse and challenging roles of the people who keep London running. It proves there’s more to Westminster than Boris and Big Ben.”