Hornby is steaming onto TV screens this autumn with documentary series on UKTV’s Yesterday

Hornby will be steaming onto TV screens this autumn in a new observational documentary following the iconic British miniature model maker scheduled to broadcast on UKTV’s factual channel, Yesterday.

Currently in production, the new series will follow Hornby’s staff of engineers and model makers, as well as collectors and model shop owners in the Rare TV production, Hornby: A Model World.

Based at the company’s HQ in Kent, Hornby: A Model World is a nostalgic look at the world famous modelling company and home to Hornby Railways as well as the Corgi, Airfix, and Scalextric brands.

With multiple new product launches, the immersive series documents the ups and downs of trying to get these collector’s pieces to their customers on time and on budget, exploring how, by studying the original full-sized machines, these replicas are faithfully reproduced in miniature with incredible attention to detail.  

The series also features a passionate community of collectors and their layouts; whose expertise and knowledge is invaluable to the company. 

The UKTV Original series has been commissioned by senior commissioning editor Helen Nightingale and ordered by Yesterday channel director, Gerald Casey. The series is produced by Rare TV and the executive producer is Emma Barker. Flame Distribution handles worldwide sales outside UK and Eire.

UKTV’s Helen Nightingale, said: “At Yesterday, we’re always on the lookout for hidden stories with fascinating history and passionate people, so we’re thrilled to work with leading factual producer Rare TV to share an exclusive behind the scenes look at Hornby, a quintessentially British institution.” 

Rare TV’s Emma Barker, stated: “Hornby has welcomed us into their wonderful world and we’re delighted to be sharing it with Yesterday’s audience. It is the perfect home for the programme.”

Hornby: A Model World is filming now, adhering to all COVID-19 procedures and regulations. The series will air on Yesterday later in 2021 and will also be available to catch-up on UKTV Play.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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