UKTV’s Yesterday channel has given the greenlight to Bangers & Cash, a ten episode car series following the Mathewsons family-run business. The series is set to premiere on Yesterday in 2019.
Bangers & Cash is set in the village of Thornton Le-Dale in North Yorkshire and follows Mathewsons, a family-run business searching for forgotten motors in the garages, barns and sheds of the nation, before taking them to the auction house. Behind every car is the human story of how and why it has been overlooked for so long, and why it is going under the hammer.
The ten episode series was ordered by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham and UKTV’s Genre General Manager for Comedy and Entertainment Steve North. It is being produced by Air Television with Andy Joynson serving as executive producer. Natalie Rose will also executive produce for UKTV. “We’re looking forward to taking the Yesterday audience on a nostalgia drive with the team at Matthewsons as they unearth some classic British motors”, said Yesterday Channel Director Gerald Casey.
“We’re excited to be bringing some amazing classic cars to the screen with the help of the most knowledgeable experts in the business. The cars bring people together and we’ll explore the great stories behind them”, added Air Television’s Andy Joynson. “We think viewers will really warm to the Matthewsons – they are a real family business spanning three generations and what they don’t know about the golden age of motoring and the cars that made it, isn’t worth knowing.”