Hornby: A Model World returning for second series

06 June 2022
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.

Emma Barker, executive producer of Rare TV said: “We are delighted that Hornby has 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.”

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Simon Kohler, Marketing and Product Development Director at Hornby Hobbies commented: “For many, a hobby is a wonderful form of relaxation - whether it’s creating a fully detailed model railway, racing a Scalextric Formula One, 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."

Series one launched to approximately 630,000 viewers, making it the second-highest series launch on Yesterday ever. The season went on to average around 390,000 viewers across its 10 episodes.

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

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