Tony Robinson’s Marvellous Machines is produced by Like A Shot Entertainment which is also behind fellow Yesterday series Secrets of the Railways and upcoming series Abandoned Engineering.
In the new series, Robinson will travel the world in search of innovative and unusual machines that take on epic but essential tasks, such as machines that make airport runways safe for landing and a tree-chopping-device that is quicker than 20 lumberjacks.
As well as presenting, he will executive produce the series for Like A Shot Entertainment alongside managing director Henry Scott and head of development Danny O’Brien. It is directed by James Wright and Tim Clarkson.
“This has been a passion project to bring to the screen with the aim to entertain, inspire and fuel up the imagination of viewers of all ages,” Robinson said.
The series was ordered for Yesterday by channel director Gerald Casey, with a pre-sale deal brokered for UKTV by Harriet Armston-Clarke, the senior global acquisitions manager.
It is also set to air on SBS in Australia and WELT in Germany and is being distributed across the world by Abacus Media Rights.
Tony Robinson’s Marvellous Machines will air on Yesterday later this year, as well as on UKTV’s streaming service UKTV Play.