The UKTV Original Series will return to Yesterday screens next year.
“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. 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.” – UKTV’s Natalie Rose
UKTV has commissioned two new series of Bangers and Cash for Yesterday.
The observational documentary series 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 first series included a rusted wreck of an Austin Mini Cooper, discovered in a garage under piles of rubbish and sold at auction for £18,000. Classic Jaguar E-types, rare MGs and more modern Sierra Cosworths also went under the hammer at auction, alongside vintage motorbikes and a treasure trove of auto memorabilia.
The series also looks at the history and personal stories behind some of the items on offer. The first series averaged 342k viewers across the ten episodes.
The new series discovers more lost classics including a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus found on a Yorkshire Dales farmyard and features auctions including a highly sought-after Aston Martin as well as more modern collectibles including a Ford Fiesta XR2.
“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.” – Yesterday’s Gerald Casey
The latest series is filming now and will air in 2020.