The Tube (2003 TV series)

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This article is about the 2003 ITV series. For the 2012 BBC television series, see The Tube (2012 TV series).
The Tube
Narrated by Jonathan Kydd
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 21
Production
Producer(s) Mosaic Films
Running time 25 mins
Broadcast
Original channel ITV London
Picture format 4:3 (2003 & 2004)
16:9 (2005 & 2006)
Original run 9 January 2003 (2003-01-09) – 5 January 2006 (2006-01-05)
Chronology
Related shows Disappearing London
How London Was Built
The Tube

The Tube is a British television programme shown on ITV London and certain BSkyB television channels including Sky Real Lives and Sky3.

It is a documentary/docusoap about the London Underground network, and follows London Underground workers—drivers, station staff, managers, and so forth—showing the Underground system to the public through their eyes.

The programme was produced by Mosaic Films first for Carlton Television, and later for ITV London and Sky Travel. To date, there have been three series produced, including a two-part special on the 7 July 2005 London bombings (also known as 7/7). The series is now sometimes repeated, mostly on Pick TV.

Episodes[edit]

Series Episodes Originally broadcast
1 6 Episodes 2003
2 6 Episodes &
1 Special
2004
3 6 Episodes &
2 Specials
2005

Series one[edit]

Title Original air-date # Episode Total Overall Total
"Strike" 9 January 2003 1 1 1
"24 Hours" 16 January 2003 2 2 2
"One Under" 23 January 2003 3 3 3
"Rush Hour" 30 January 2003 4 4 4
"Woman Drivers" 6 February 2003 5 5 5
"Heatwave" 13 February 2003 6 6 6

Series One Special[edit]

Title Original airdate # Special Total Overall Total
"Busking on the Tube" 20 February 2003 1 1 7

Series two[edit]

Title Original air-date # Episode Total Overall Total
"Underground Crime" 19 August 2004 1 7 8
"Mind the Gap" 26 August 2004 2 8 9
"Under Pressure" 2 September 2004 3 9 10
"The Ups and Downs" 9 September 2004 4 10 11
"Open All Hours" 16 September 2004 5 11 12
"All Change Please" 23 September 2004 6 12 13

Series Three Special[edit]

Title Original airdate # Special Total Overall Total
"Under Attack 1" 8 November 2005 2 1 14
"Under Attack 2" 10 November 2005 3 2 15

Series Three[edit]

Title Original air-date # Episode Total Overall Total
"Special Operations" 17 November 2005 1 13 16
"Losing It" 8 December 2005 2 14 17
"Tickets Please" 15 December 2005 3 15 18
"Off the Rails" 22 December 2005 4 16 19
"The Train Set" 29 December 2005 5 17 20
"Moving On (Old & New)" 5 January 2006 6 18 21

DVD release[edit]

Due to the popularity of the series, Two DVD sets were released in 2007. Series One and Two was available as one double set; While Series Three was released as a single set. Special features include train footage and photographs.

Series Episodes Originally broadcast DVD release date (R2)
1 & 2 12 Episodes &
1 Special
2003 & 2004 2007
3 6 Episodes &
2 Specials
2005 2007

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