UKTV has commissioned a second series of Hornby: A Model World for its leading factual channel, Yesterday. Produced by Rare TV, the new series will once again go behind the doors of Hornby HQ in Margate, home to brands Hornby, Airfix, Scalextric and Corgi.
Narrated by Sunetra Sarker (Ackley Bridge, Casualty), the series observes the ups and downs of the design process as the teams at Hornby attempt to get the all-important details spot on, whether it’s perfecting the sound of a 1930s steam loco or the stitching on a First World War fighter plane. The first series featured layouts created by actor Eddie Izzard and music producer Pete Waterman.
Series one launched to a consolidated 630k, making it the second highest series launch on Yesterday ever. The season went on to average a consolidated 390k across its ten episodes, with total consumption pushing this to 756k.
Emma Barker, executive producer of Rare TV, says: “We are delighted that Hornby have invited us back inside their fascinating HQ to follow more of their amazing work, and we’re keen to showcase some more of Britain’s finest model layout builders, all creating miniature masterpieces in lofts and sheds.”
Simon Kohler at Hornby Hobbies says: “For many, a hobby is a wonderful form of relaxation – whether it’s creating a fully detailed model railway, racing a Scalextric Formula One car or meticulously piecing together a fully detailed Airfix kit. Whatever the case and whatever the pastime, such hobbies can be filled with essential mental wellbeing fused with an incredible sense of achievement and satisfaction.”