UKTV has commissioned a new ten-part car auction series for its free-to-air factual channel, Yesterday.
Bangers & Cash 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. Along the way audiences are told the story of the car’s history, including why it’s been overlooked for so long, and why it’s going under the hammer.
The series, which was ordered by UKTV director of commissioning, Richard Watsham and UKTV genre general manager for comedy & entertainment, Steve North, us being produced by Air Television with Andy Joynson as executive producer.
Joynson said: “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.
“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.”
Yesterday channel director, Gerald Casey, added: “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.”
UKTV’s Richard Watsham commented, “Following their previous commissions for Really, and W we are thrilled to be working with Air Television again, this time for Yesterday.
“The fact we were not particularly looking to commission for Yesterday speaks volumes for our belief in this programme and the quality of Air Television’s output.
“It feels like a perfect fit for Yesterday.”
Bangers & Cash will air next year and will also be available on UKTV Play.