Mind The Gap: Tube 160

Mind The Gap: Tube 160

By Transport for London

Join host Tim Dunn on a journey into the amazing underground world of the London Tube! For 160 years the London Underground has been part of the fabric of life in the capital. Tim travels to Tube stations across London, along his way meeting guests including tv and radio presenter Rylan, writer, DJ and Night Czar Amy Lamé and designer Wayne Hemingway and hears stories of their passion and love for the world’s oldest underground network. An official podcast from Transport for London.

Episodes

Rylan Home for Christmas

Join TV Presenter and Broadcaster Rylan on the ultimate Christmas commute! Tim Dunn gets special permission to take Rylan on a ride in the driver’s cab on a Central line Train, all the way from Oxford Circus to Epping. You may not know, but Rylan is a self-confessed Tube obsessive, and cannot hold back his excitement. He tells Tim about how he fell in love with the Tube in his childhood, the Tube station he's built in his garage, what the London Underground means to him and how it's shaped his life. Rylan and Tim get an incredible view of the tunnels and secrets you normally don't get to see from the driver's cab at the back of the train - and try not to push any buttons. The festive adventure, and Rylan's dream trip, continues when the pair board a vintage Routemaster bus, which takes them to a magical railway - and a very special Christmas steam train. Thanks to the TfL staff, plus staff & volunteers of the Epping Ongar Railway - who helped us make this episode. Follow presenter Tim Dunn Mind The Gap is an official podcast from Transport for London (TfL). An 18Sixty production. The producer is Marnie Woodmeade. Additional writing by Tim Dunn. The executive producer is Adrian Hieatt.
22/12/23·28m 25s

Connecting People and Places through London’s beating heart

Like the Tube itself, Amy Lamé is a London icon and legend - and she asks Tim to meet her at one of London’s busiest stations for nightlife, Tottenham Court Road, to talk about her role with the Mayor of London as ‘Night Czar’. What does that mean - and how important has the night tube been for London’s communities and businesses, including Amy’s famous club nights? For 160 years, the London Underground has been connecting people and places in so many ways, but a shared love for everything about the system has created a community in itself. Tim heads west on the Piccadilly line to meet his old friend, and one of the internet’s best-known Tube enthusiasts, video producer Geoff Marshall, Tim and Geoff chat about the joys, delights and friendships that the London Underground can bring – and how Geoff’s relationship with the Tube grew from an old London Atlas that was collected by his grandfather… Follow presenter Tim Dunn Mind The Gap is an official podcast from Transport for London (TfL). An 18Sixty production. The producer is Marnie Woodmeade. Additional writing by Tim Dunn.
18/12/23·29m 44s

Hidden Heroes and Ingenious Innovations that keep London moving

All aboard the newly refurbished Central line trains! Join Tim Dunn as he catches an exclusive first-ever ride to see the results of the biggest upgrade programme in the Tube’s history. Joining him is special guest Paul Marchant, the man behind the Central line’s new seating fabric and fascinating patterns (know as the moquette). That’s just one small part of an enormous programme of investment and upgrades on the Central line, that has seen years of work and planning go into new engines, new CCTV, and a long list of multiple system upgrades. Tim then takes you behind-the-scenes at the world-leading Railway Engineering Workshop in Acton to meet Aaron, Becky and Robbie - just some of the dedicated and highly skilled staff who work on maintaining, upgrading and repairing Tube trains all year round, on an incredible scale. Follow presenter Tim Dunn Mind The Gap is an official podcast from Transport for London (TfL). An 18Sixty production. The producer is Marnie Woodmeade. Additional writing by Tim Dunn. The executive producer is Adrian Hieatt.
18/12/23·29m 44s

Iconic Design and Amazing Architecture deep under London's streets

In this first episode, Tim Dunn navigates the many tunnels and architectural wonders of Bank station during a chat with the ‘Tubemapper’ Luke Agbaimoni, the man whose passion for taking photos on the Underground is propelling him to capture images of every station on the Tube map. After a quick trip on the Central line to Shepherd’s Bush station, Tim then sits down with world famous designer Wayne Hemingway, who created the London Underground staff uniforms, and who discusses his love of incredible design on the Tube. It’s then back into the heart of London for a tour of the iconic Piccadilly Circus station with TfL’s Ann Gavaghan, who passionately talks with Tim about the architectural heritage - and hidden secrets - of the 272 stations across the London Underground, and what features you might want to look out for on your next journey. Find out more about Luke's photography here Follow presenter Tim Dunn Mind The Gap is an official podcast from Transport for London (TfL) An 18Sixty production. The producer is Marnie Woodmeade. Additional writing by Tim Dunn. The executive producer is Adrian Hieatt.
18/12/23·33m 39s

Introducing...Mind The Gap

Take an incredible journey Underground with host Tim Dunn, as he explores the amazing world of the London Tube, to celebrate its 160th Anniversary. Travelling to stations across the capital, Tim meets guests including Rylan Clark, Amy Lamé, Wayne Hemingway and designers and engineers from TfL, who reveal the passion, love, and incredible stories behind the world’s oldest underground network
17/12/23·1m 0s
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