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The scrappers are back

Scrappers TV show
They tok TV by storm earlier this year - the film makers are now back to make the second series.
Many of us watched the series, Scrappers which ran on BBC earlier in the year. Well, the film makers are back for a second series so we thought it time to catch up with the star of the show, Terry Walker.

Terry Walker grew up around the scrap industry, and after leaving school at 14, worked at his Dad’s yard. In 1989, when refused a pay rise from his dad, he decided to set up on his own. With £15,000 and the brand name, Metro Salvage the business was founded in 1994. By the late 1990’s Metro Salvage had earned its first £1 million in profit.

Nowadays, they are the largest functioning ATF in the North West and have moved and progressed with the times. “We have a firm concentration on de-pollution, and it is our sole aim to create a zero-waste working environment, meaning we aim in the next couple of years to recycle or reuse 99% of every single car that passes through our gates", Terry said.

So how did they end up on the telly? In late 2012/early 2013 they were approached by a TV production company to create a documentary series about their yard, the employees and the family. By mid 2013 the camera crew was in place, following Terry and the staffs every move, and by this point the BBC had bought the rights to the show.

‘Scrappers’ aired on our screens on August 7th, 2014 and was instantly very popular with every episode seeing ratings of between 2.4 and 3.4 million viewers. Over the whole series, with on demand and repeats included, more than 20 million viewers watched ‘Scrappers’. During the first episode, #scrappers was trending worldwide on Twitter. The power of TV is immense. A great deal of time goes in to making a TV show. With Scrappers it took over 300 hours worth of film which was cut into 6, 30 minute episodes.

The camera crew are now back with the same director at the helm and they’re scheduled to be completed and on air by May 2015. We anticipate it will be no less popular, perhaps even more this time around.

December 2014

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