History UK orders “Banger Boys,” “Hoard Hunters”

History UK has commissioned two British-based factual entertainment series: OrionTV's motor-themed Banger Boys, and ITV Studios' amateur archaeology series Hoard Hunters.
February 22, 2013

History UK has commissioned two British-based factual entertainment series: OrionTV’s motor-themed Banger Boys, and ITV Studios’ amateur archaeology series Hoard Hunters.

Set to air in April, Banger Boys is a 8 x one-hour series following Sussex-based racing team The Dreamers as they give old cars a new lease on life. Giving insight to the banger racing phenomenon in the UK, the show will also feature car stunts and on-screen destruction.

Banger Boys is an expansion of the network’s automobile-based programming, complementing the U.S. car series Counting Cars, which launched on February 21 on History UK.

Hoard Hunters is a 8 x one-hour series starring metal detecting experts Gordon Heritage and Gary Brun, and archaeologist Mike Webber as they search for unearthed treasure in UK locations.

“We’re very excited to add two new original UK commissions, Banger Boys and Hoard Hunters, to History’s list of varied content, continuing our focus on character-driven series that feature amateur enthusiasts who are the best at what they do,” said Rachel Job, head of acquisitions and commissioning, for History at A+E Networks UK.

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