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Nat Geo, UKTV co-commission Workerbee for “Scrapyard Supercar”

National Geographic International and British multi-channel broadcaster UKTV’s Dave have co-commissioned Workerbee, part of Endemol Shine UK, for a new competitive car build series. In each episode of Scrapyard Supercar (8 x ...
March 28, 2019

National Geographic International and British multi-channel broadcaster UKTV’s Dave have co-commissioned Workerbee, part of Endemol Shine UK, for a new competitive car build series.

In each episode of Scrapyard Supercar (8 x 60 minutes), two amateur mechanic teams face a challenging engineering task. They have to build a working car, built from scrap metal and old parts found in the scrapyard, under a deadline. The teams finished vehicles then head to the racetrack where they compete in a number of challenges to see which performs best against a supercar.

The series features Shane Lynch, star of Irish boy band Boyzone and professional drift driver, and Supercar Megabuild‘s engineer Ralph Hosier.

The competition build series marks the first co-commission between UKTV and National Geographic.

Scrapyard Supercar is executive produced by Rick Murray for Workerbee and Daniel Thomas on behalf of UKTV. For National Geographic, Carolyn Payne is commissioning editor and Helen Hawken is executive producer.

Scrapyard Supercar will premiere later this year.

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