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UKTV has commissioned a second series of Hornby: A Model World (10x60') for its leading factual channel, Yesterday. 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*.

UKTV's Helen Nightingale said: “I’m so excited to be going back into this fascinating world, following the work of the inventive designers at Hornby as they design and launch new products. And to meet more of the passionate enthusiasts, hobbyists and creators and see their meticulous work, in miniature, come to life.”

Gerald Casey added: “I’m thrilled that we can give Yesterday viewers another series to enjoy. We’ve loved following the model-making process from drawing board to perfect mini replica, all thanks to the devoted attention to detail of the staff at Hornby.”

Emma Barker, executive producer of Rare TV said: “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.”

Hornby: A Model World is filming now and is set to air on Yesterday in 2023 and will also be available to catch-up via UKTV Play. The first series is available on demand on UKTV Play now.


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