Classic TV series Bangers & Cash makes a welcome return in February as Yorkshire based auctioneers Mathewson’s continue on their dedicated mission to weed out even more exceptional garage, barn and elusive shed stumblings before taking them to auction.
Bangers & Cash
Set in the picturesque, quintessential English village of Thornton Le-Dale in North Yorkshire, Bangers & Cash takes a fly-on-the-wall look at family-run business led by Auction House Manager Derek, aided and abetted by his sons Paul and Dave, grandsons Charlie and Jack and the effervescent office manager Sarah.
Steering carefully away from the usual tried and tested ‘jeopardy’ strategy, each episode reveals the heart, passion and humour that goes into classic car collections and the history revealed behind every ‘find’.
The first series reached the dizzy heights of around 350k viewers and covered an eclectic range of classics that included a quirky Bond Bug, Sierra Cosworths, Jaguar E-Types, MGBs and even a collection of Rolls-Royces accumulated over a 20-year time frame.
Produced by Air TV, the observational documentary series was a rating success for Yesterday with series one launching 110% up on slot average. Stand out stories from the debut series included the discovery of a rusty wreck of an Austin Mini Copper in a garage under piles of rubbish, that sold at auction for a staggering £18,000.
Andy Joynson, executive producer for Yorkshire-based production company, Air TV:
“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.
“We’ve got more cars, more auctions, more stories and more Mathewson’s ready.”
Series Two Highlights
Series two will comprise of 10 episodes and promises to unearth even more amazing finds with highlights that include a rare and elegant 1960s’ Bentley S3 which the French don’t want (because it’s right-hand drive), a classic Ford Fiesta XR2 which eventually goes for £5k over its reserve at auction to its first-ever owner who has nostalgically tracked it down, and a rare ‘70s Sunbeam Lotus that has been rotting away in a farmyard for 29 years.
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As with every set of wheels featured in this series, there’s a yarn behind the classic and why it has been overlooked for so long, including why it’s going under the hammer. The mixture of facts, nostalgia and great characters in the programme makes for great television.
Series is scheduled to begin February 6th 2020 on Yesterday channel.