If you watch BBC4 you've probably seen the trailers for Tube Night which is a full evening of treats from the BBC's drama and documentary archive (including Underground Ernie & vintage Dr Who - the BBC built sets of stations and tunnels which were so realistic that London Transport accused them of sneaking a film crew in without authorisation) plus a rarely seen 1950s gem about night workers from the vaults of Transport for London. The programme was commissioned following the success of last year's Bus Night and has been produced by the same team - Lone Star Productions.
Robert Elms will be hosting the night from 8pm on Sunday 18th March (Mother's Day) and look out for Arena at 9pm with a cast of key characters including me! I spent a day with director Zimena Percival & the production team on this last year and am (sort of) looking forward to seeing the resulting five minutes.
Londonist imagined that I'd be "drooling over this kind of evening in front of the TV", however I'll be hoping that I don't look like too much of a nutter, as we filmed some fairly silly looking parts as well as the more serious aspect of the blog's reaction to July 7th. "Her apparently flippant website became a nexus for all things underground on July 7th. Annie shows us the world she opened up before and after the atrocities of that day."
However, the rest of Arena looks fascinating and will begin 150 years ago in a Victorian London of slums and gaslight and come up to the present day with yours truly. I'm particularly looking forward to this part "Dr Peter Collett - presenter of Channel 4's Bodytalk and one of the original psychologists on Big Brother comments on the unique, sometimes downright weird behaviour to be found on the Tube".
If you have any Tube stories you'd like to share for Tube Night on the BBC's site please fire away!