ATV Choice: Channel 5 is to air Eddie Stobart’s Excellent Adventures as a farewell to the popular Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers series. The new specials are to celebrate the success of the incredibly popular documentary series which looked at the world of trucking with the famous road brand.
The Stobart series has always been a strong performer for the channel and the last series exceeded 6 million viewers overall.
Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers looked at the fascinating world of the Eddie Stobart haulage company, the drivers’ daily work and the challenges they face. Leaving on a high, Eddie Stobart’s Excellent Adventures signifies a final farewell to this well-loved series with a four part saga that will profile viewers’ favourite drivers and highlight their greatest journeys.
“These special programmes have been a big part of Channel 5’s schedule over recent years. It’s always sad to say goodbye to something you love very dearly. These specially created episodes are a fitting end for what has been a high impact series on the channel.
The Stobart series’ have changed the way Britain looks at pit stops and truckers’ cafés, and this conclusion gives viewers a chance to relive the fun and drama of the past four years as we say “over and out”! – Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor: Entertainment, Daytime & Soaps at Channel 5
Channel 5 is to screen the first of the four part series Eddie Stobart’s Excellent Adventures at 8pm tonight.