By Patrick Munn | November 16, 2018 – 3:19 pm
Derek McLean and Daniel Nettleton’s Argonon backed production company Bandicoot has secured a two season order from BBC Scotland for Test Drive, a car-based game-show fronted by Scottish wrestler Grado. Both seasons will consist of eight episodes.
The series sees three teams of two go on a road trip through some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes en route to a mystery destination – with the Satnav asking the questions and their answers dictating whether they take the short route or the long way round.
“Test Drive will definitely put families through their paces as they attempt to win the prize in this fun-filled game show”, said Derek McLean, co-founder of Bandicoot. “We believe viewers will really enjoy the fast-paced quiz, and we couldn’t be happier that the BBC has decided to commission the series.”
While Jo Street, Commissioning Editor for the BBC, added: “Test Drive has energy, innovation and humour at its heart and I was delighted when Derek and Dan showed me the taster idea. It’s a fresh way of doing a quiz, a perfect vehicle for Grado and is precisely the sort of dynamic format we want to back on the new BBC Scotland channel.” Bandicoot co-founders Derek McLean and Daniel Nettleton will executive produce the series, which is eyed for a 2019 premiere.