Date posted: 05.03.2007
Tube Night (18 March) will be a full evening of television, presented by Robert Elms. It will feature treats from the BBC’s drama and documentary archive plus a rarely seen 1950s gem from the vaults of Transport for London.
BBC Four and the flagship arts series BBC Arena have commissioned a new film to celebrate the extraordinary world of the London Underground - Arena: Underground will form the centrepiece of Tube Night.
This Arena begins 150 years ago in a Victorian London of slums and gaslight and takes the viewer on a thrilling and mysterious adventure through tube history. Using unique voices (including tube staff) to contribute, the parallel universe beneath our feet is uncovered.
Catch Tube Night on Sunday 18 March from 7pm and help to celebrate life under London. Arena: Underground, the main feature, will be shown at 9pm.
The programme was commissioned following the success of last year’s BBC Four Bus Night and has been produced by the same team.
BBC Four also have an online comments box so you can share your own memories of the Underground. Do you remember using the London Underground as a child? Perhaps you have a favourite station, or is there a particular busker who regularly brightens your day? Send in your Tube memories and they will publish a selection on the BBC Four website.
Find out more about the London Underground: www.tfl.gov.uk/tube.