UKTV’s Yesterday Channel Inks PBS Deal For ‘Secrets of Britain’

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Yesterday is delving into the Secrets of Britain.

UKTV has sealed a deal with PBS International to acquire the exclusive UK broadcast right to Secrets of Britain for their Yesterday channel. The six episode series, which explores the hidden history of numerous British institutions, is set to premiere on Yesterday in Q2 2014.

Secrets of Britain visits some of Britain’s most famous buildings and institutions to reveal their hidden secrets. The past and present real-life stories of Scotland Yard, Selfridges, Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Westminster, Tower of London and London Underground are all featured in this six parter.

This is the latest content deal that UKTV has inked for their specialist factual channel Yesterday. It follows on from the recent deals for Inquisition, WWII Air Crash Investigators, Raiders of The Lost Ark and a second season of the Jamie Theakston fronted Forbidden History. It also marks the most recent deal with PBS International, with UKTV having previously picked up Secrets of The Manor House.

“Secrets of Britain allows viewers to delve deeper and understand the history and context behind some of Britain’s most well-known and iconic institutions”, said Adrian Wills, General Manager of Yesterday. “The series is beautifully shot using a wide range of experts and historians, who reveal the fascinating stories and secrets from these British landmarks.”

While UKTV’s Acquisitions and Co-Productions Manager Emma Sparks, who negotiated the deal with PBS International added: “Secrets of the Manor House, also distributed by PBS International, was incredibly popular with Yesterday viewers, reaching 1.8 million individuals. Both that series and Secrets of Britain allow viewers to go beyond the public façade of these infamous British landmarks, and learn about their hidden secrets.”