A new TV series is starting next week that will look around the hidden parts of the London Underground.

Hosted by the ever effervescent Tim Dunn and the London Transport Museum’s Siddy Holloway, the TV series explores areas of London’s Tube network that – despite being just feet away from where millions of people regularly travel – hardly anyone knows about.

With their unique and privileged access, the presenters share stories of some of London’s most clandestine stations on the world’s oldest Underground system.

The six-part TV series, Secrets of the London Underground will be broadcast on the Yesterday channel from Monday 19th July at 8pm.

In the first episode, they explore the abandoned branch line between Holborn and Aldwych, closed in the 1990s. And at Holloway Road, they find out about the Tube’s only spiral escalator.

Siddy Holloway and Tim Dunn, presenters of Secrets of the London Underground on Yesterday (c) UKTV/The Other Richard

The remaining five episodes of the new TV series will continue to be shown on Mondays at 8pm.

Episode 2 North End: Monday 26th July Visit one of London Underground’s most secret places: North End under Hampstead Heath. Abandoned before completion, the station became a Cold War bunker.

Episode 3 Piccadilly: Monday 2nd August Explore the disused parts of Piccadilly Circus, the grandest station on the London Underground. And they also visit the long-abandoned Highgate surface station.

Episode 4 Euston: Monday 9th August Explore the hidden parts of Euston, including unique features not found elsewhere and the bits set for demolition for HS2. Siddy also visits York Road station.

Episode 5 St Mary’s: Monday 16th August Have a night-time track walk exploring long forgotten stations on the District line in Whitechapel. And they discover how sprawling Oxford Circus was first built.

Episode 6 Clapham: Monday 23rd August Explore Clapham South deep level shelter, where thousands of Londoners slept in the war. They also visit Moorgate, and the remains of a tunnelling machine there.


In related news, the Yesterday TV channel is currently recording a series about Hornby models, and that should be on air later this year.


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  1. Aaron Read says:

    Does anyone know if this will released on DVD after the series has been aired in its entirety or not? I know for a time it will be available on UKTV Play but are there plans doe a DVD release.

  2. Maurice Reed says:

    Had me scratching my head on this one as the Radio Times had listed it as starting tonight, Tues 13th! 😁

  3. Roger Hughes says:

    Yes, Radio Times has this series billed for 20:00 tonight, but the on-screen guide has the programme replaced by a Bangers and Cash.

    However, the Yesterday website and the on-screen guide now have the series starting next Monday (19th) at the same time.

    A pity their scheduling is so unreliable.

  4. Lisa Hirsch says:

    Wondering whether I will be able to see these in the US.

    • MilesT says:

      One or more of the streaming platforms will probably have the series a few months after UK airing.

      Or you could try using a VPN to watch via the UKTV website.
      Free but registration required to create an account.

      A lot of the material will have been presented by others on TV and YouTube at least once in the past 20 years as well.

  5. Lisa Hirsch says:

    Thank you!!

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