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Tuesday 26 September 2023

Yeti Television - Car Boot Kings for Channel 4

Yeti Television has proudly announced its collaboration with Channel 4 for "Car Boot Kings" (60'), a documentary developed within Channel 4's First Cut initiative, aimed at nurturing new directors in the realm of broadcast TV.

Fueled by the UK's enthusiasm for good deals and the necessity to make extra income during economic downturns, car boot sales are experiencing a boom. "Car Boot Kings" chronicles the journey of two lifelong friends capitalizing on this trend, consistently attracting nine thousand traders and buyers each week right in their own front yard.

JT and Andrew, affectionately known as the "Car Boot Kings," operate the largest car boot sale in the lively West Midlands. While the rest of Britain sleeps, crowds flock to their fields in search of bargains, looking to sell their preloved items or uncover treasures they can resell for a profit. These sprawling markets spring to life within a matter of hours, offering a vast array of items.

For some, the car boot sale provides not just a few extra pounds but a lifeline. Many regular attendees rely on this additional income to put food on their tables and provide pocket money for their children. For the Kings, managing to keep budget-conscious visitors content while ensuring a profitable venture is an ongoing challenge. With the unpredictable weather during the brief summer season, the question remains: can both the Booters and Kings thrive?

Siân Price, the Creative Director of Yeti, expressed her excitement, stating, "Having been an avid car-booter myself, I am thrilled to bring the fascinating characters and narratives woven into this world to the forefront. JT & Andrew truly stand out! We are equally excited to support the talented up-and-coming director, Cam Bang Peter Tat, in his debut single documentary for Channel 4 as part of the First Cut initiative!"

"Car Boot Kings" is set to air on Channel 4 in October.

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