top of page


Nick Knowles' Big Railway Adventures follows Nick as he travels the world by train in six one-hour-long episodes (6x60’) of Big Railway Adventures.

Nick's epic journeys will take in multiple countries and continents to see some of the most dramatic railways the planet has to offer.

Along the way Nick will explore the lifestyles of the richest and poorest in some of the world's most exotic- and beautiful- destinations. Nick will delve into the communities that have it toughest, from the slums to the lavish in this immersive travelogue experience.

Journeys will include the 4th highest railway in the world leading to Machu Picchu in Peru, the Copper Canyon Railway in Mexico and Norway’s Nordland line from Trondheim to Bodo within the Arctic Circle. Later journeys include iconic routes through Alaska, Malaysia and India.

Nick Knowles adds: “My love of trains developed when I was a child and my father would take me to stand on a bridge in Southall, London, to watch old steam locomotives run by underneath...

"I have also been fascinated by, have visited and have even lived with indigenous cultures in Australia and the Navajo in the US. A chance to combine the two with some of the best camera men and film makers to showcase the wonders of the world is a lifetime’s ambition made real...

"There’s so much to show from the cloud forests of Peru to the Fjords of Norway, Ancient India to the vast and epic Copper Canyon in Mexico. I know these films will be a visual feast and full of amazing people living extraordinary lives.”

Channel 5, Non-Scripted, Commissioning Editor, Adrian Padmore says: “We’re thrilled to be launching Nick Knowles compelling talent into a completely different factual space...

"Big Railway Adventures will see him like we have never seen him before, from facing death defying environments to extreme railway journeys. We’re hoping this will be an eye opening treat for the Channel 5 audience.”

VIS UK Head of Factual, Oliver Wright says: “Nick Knowles is one of Britain’s best loved talents and in his new role as adventurer he excels. He’s the perfect fit to take us off the beaten track into exciting landscapes meeting incredible characters and communities along the way.”

bottom of page