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UKTV have recommissioned their hit classic car show, Bangers & Cash for the Yesterday channel and free streaming service UKTV Play, for 46 new episodes across four new series following on from the two series yet to air.

The commission represents the highest number of episodes ever ordered by the network for one programme at one time. Alongside this, 12 more episodes across two new series of the spin-off, Bangers & Cash: Restoring Classics, have been ordered, which will bring the total to six series.

Bangers & Cash follows the work of the Mathewsons Classic Car Auction, a three-generation dynasty of classic car auctioneers led by head of the family, Derek Mathewson, alongside his two sons, Paul and Dave. Mathewsons, and their long-suffering team, discover and auction over 4,000 classic and rare cars a year, as well as all kinds of rare commercial vehicles, vintage motorbikes and auto memorabilia.

Bangers & Cash continues to be the most popular programme on Yesterday, with series seven averaging 744k individuals per episode, and Bangers & Cash: Restoring Classics series two averaging an audience of 647k individuals per episode, with the finale rising to 760k individuals.

UKTV’s Kirsty Hanson said, “I’m so pleased we can demonstrate our commitment to Air TV, the Mathewsons, and our viewers with such a large order of episodes for Bangers & Cash. It’s such a pleasure to work on the Bangers & Cash franchise and I’m personally very excited to continue our collaboration across the next few years.”

Air TV’s Andy Joynson said, “I’m delighted that UKTV have committed to creating so many new series of Bangers & Cash and Restoring Classics. There really is a limitless supply of astonishing cars out there for the Mathewsons to feature, restore and auction. It’s a privilege to be able to spend more time making a programme we love making.”

The new order was first announced live on stage at Bangers & Cash Live. The sold-out show, UKTV’s first ever commercial event, saw over 7,000 people attend across Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August at Scampston Hall in North Yorkshire, where fans were treated to Q&As, live entertainment and a real Mathewsons auction which saw the sale of classic cars, bikes and memorabilia.


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