UKTV has agreed a deal with Twofour to acquire Impossible Engineering, a six episode factual series about the history of “pioneering modern-day mega structures”, for their factual channel Yesterday.
Impossible Engineering uses 3D graphics, archive and specially shot footage to explores how mega structures and cutting-edge ships, trains and planes were designed and built, as well as how they work. Each episode also recounts the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible.
The acquisition of Impossible Engineering – which is set to air in May – is part of a subtle programming shift at Yesterday. UKTV is expanding the channel’s remit to include broader factual content, rather than just the specialist historical and natural history programming which Yesterday has been known for up until now.
“Impossible Engineering is one of Yesterday’s flagship shows for 2015, paving the way for the channel’s expansion into broader factual content”, said Yesterday’s General Manager Adrian Wills. “We’re really proud to be able to showcase such a high quality and thoroughly fascinating series – one full of well-known structures, and intriguing insights that build on viewers’ existing knowledge.”
“We’re delighted to be working with Twofour on this enlightening, compelling and truly credible series”, added UKTV’s Acquisitions and Co-Productions Manager Emma Sparks, who brokered the deal with Twofour. “It perfectly complements more captivating factual programming Yesterday has planned in 2015, which includes Battle Factory, Secrets of the Bible, and another series of the popular Raiders of the Lost Past.”