NYMR booked for second TV series

A SECOND series of the highly-acclaimed fly-on-the-wall TV documentary on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has been commissioned.

Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd is to return to the Moorsline to film series two in the form of six episodes for Channel 5, which will air in 2019. Filming began on Friday, July 13.

B1 No.1264 leaves Grosmont with a Whitby-Pickering train. MATTHEW DITCH

Last March the programme reached over 3.5 million viewers over three episodes, with 1.5m viewers tuning in to episode one and again over a million in episode two – amounting to around £20m worth of free national advertising, according to informed estimates.

Again, the series will include the railway’s favourite characters, major events and everyday running.

NYMR general manager Chris Price said: “The NYMR is currently having an exceptionally busy season and we are pleased to announce that we are 13% up compared with last year.

The increase in passengers travelling along the line has been a combination of the television programme and the recent great weather.

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