They might’ve ceded Great British Bake Off to Channel Four, but don’t you dare discount the BBC’s continuing ability to produce TV tranquilizers. For instance, to mark the holidays, they’ll be airing an hour-long ride on an antique steam engine. “The nation’s favorite,” in fact.
That’s via Scott Bryan, TV editor for BuzzFeed UK:
Digital Spy reports this is just the latest “slow TV” experiment by the channel:
The Flying Scotsman follows on from last year’s BBC Four Goes Slow season which included The Canal, an uninterrupted canal boat journey down a historic British waterway, and Make, three half-hour shows about traditional craftsmanship.
Sure. Sounds great. Sign me up.