UKTV’s Yesterday channel has handed out a bumper two-season renewal to their ob-doc series Bangers & Cash. The show’s second and third seasons will both consist of ten episodes. Season 2 is expected to premiere on Yesterday in 2020.
Bangers & Cash follows the Mathewsons – a charismatic dynasty of classic car auctioneers led by Auction Manager, Derek Mathewson, from picturesque North Yorkshire. Mathewsons discover all manner of forgotten motors and memorabilia and offers them to the public at auction.
The observational documentary series is produced for UKTV’s Yesterday channel by Yorkshire-based indie Air TV, with Andy Johnson serving as the executive producer. The show’s second and third seasons were commissioned by UKTV Commissioning Editor Natalie Rose and ordered by Yesterday Channel Director Gerald Casey and UKTV’s Deputy Director of Commissioning Hilary Rosen. TCB Media Rights is handling global sales. The first season of Bangers & Cash launched up 110% on slot average and averaged 342k viewers across the 10 episodes.
“Commissioning not one, but two further series of Bangers & Cash for next year on Yesterday really shows our commitment to the programme, to Air TV and to the Mathewsons”, said UKTV Commissioning Editor Natalie Rose. “As with all UKTV Originals, getting the tone of the show just right was really important and Air TV managed to do just that by capturing the warmth, wit and passion that the Mathewsons have for classic cars. With such a winning first series, we’re really excited to be bringing our loyal Yesterday audience more.”
“We really wanted to capture the passion and expertise that Derek and the team have for classic cars and we are grateful for the reaction the channel and viewers have had for the show so far”, commented Andy Joynson, executive producer for Air TV. “We’ve already got more cars, more auctions, more stories and more Mathewsons ready for next year!”
While Yesterday Channel Director Gerald Casey added: “I’m really proud that this UKTV Original has done so well for the channel in terms of viewing figures and audience reaction, and I’m delighted we can bring two new series of Bangers & Cash to Yesterday next year. The mixture of facts, nostalgia and great characters in the programme makes for great television.”