Channel 5 boards train ob doc

The UK’s Channel 5 has commissioned an ob doc that will follow the working lives of staff at one of Britain’s largest train operators.

First Great Western (working title) will look at daily working life of the drivers, managers, ticket inspectors, technicians and porters at the titular company.

UK indie Twofour and GroupM Entertainment are expanding their existing partnership by producing the series. The pair entered into a co-distribution agreement last September and both have supplied doc series to Channel 5 in the past.

Dan Adamson, Tony Moulsdale and Melanie Darlaston are executive producing, with Gill Hennessey series producing.