The Secret History of Our Streets given second series set in Scotland

The winner of the Radio Times Readers' Choice Award at the Griersons will be returning next year - but this time north of the border

The production team behind The Secret History of Our Streets, winner of the Radio Times Reader’s Choice documentary at the Griersons last week, have another reason to celebrate.


BBC2 has just ordered a second series for late next year, this time in three, rather than six, parts and focusing on street life not in London, but in Scotland.

Pre-production work is in the early stages so it is not clear yet if the new series will focus on urban life or less built up areas.

In the first series a variety of directors examined the personalities and history of various London streets, including Deptford High Street and Caledonian Road.

In presenting the gong at the Griersons British documentary awards, Radio Times editor Ben Preston said: “Such was the strength of the shortlist that Radio Times’ readers agonised and then voted in their thousands for this award.

“They chose a documentary series which was so much more than about bricks and mortar, one which beguiled viewers by unearthing poignant human stories in a largely undiscovered and neglected place and brought the history of our capital to vivid life.”