UKTV has commissioned two further series (20×60’) of Air’s observational documentary series, Bangers & Cash for leading factual channel, Yesterday. The third series (10×60’) begins on Yesterday in October, taking the total series order to five.
The series follows the Mathewsons, a charismatic dynasty of classic car auctioneers led by Derek Mathewson, as they discover all manner of forgotten motors and memorabilia, offering them to the public at auction from their HQ in the quintessentially British village of Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire.
The second series of Bangers & Cash, launched on Yesterday in Feb 2020, achieved a series average of 392k and 2.0% share, growing the first series which premiered at 341k. The final episode of the 10-part series drew an audience of 519k, making it the most watched factual programme on Yesterday since 2012.
The new third series starting on Yesterday in October sees the Mathewsons as busy as ever, finding and auctioning some of the most interesting cars in British automotive history, including a mighty Jensen Interceptor, a rare Aston Martin DB6 and a trio of fabulous Ford Capris. All episodes will also be available to catch-up on demand on UKTV Play.
Series three was commissioned for UKTV by commissioning editor Natalie Rose. Series four and five were commissioned for UKTV by commissioning editor, Kirsty Hanson and ordered by Yesterday channel director, Gerald Casey and deputy director of commissioning, Hilary Rosen. All series will again be distributed by TCB Media Rights.
UKTV’s Kirsty Hanson said, “I’m excited to be taking over the Bangers baton from Natalie and working on such a brilliant show. And I’m really pleased to be working with Air TV and the marvellous Mathewsons – the array of vehicles they have coming through their gates with fascinating stories is incredible.”
Andy Joynson, executive producer for Yorkshire-based indie, Air TV said, “We’re delighted with this new order for more Bangers & Cash. It’s been a pleasure to capture the desire and dedication that the Mathewsons have for the world of classics. That enthusiasm runs through the veins of the whole production and we’re so pleased we can continue to share that with the channel and its viewers – who are just as passionate and dedicated as we are!”
Yesterday’s Gerald Casey said, “I’m thrilled there will continue to be new episodes of Bangers & Cash in the Yesterday schedule. Air TV do a wonderful job at presenting the Mathewsons’ love for classic cars. We don’t often commission such a large number of episodes, especially before the latest series has even aired, but this commitment just goes to show how much we at Yesterday, and our viewers, love this series.”
Read more on Broadcast: https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/uktv/bangers-and-cash-scores-bumper-order/5152547.article