1. Discovery drives off with more Cars That Rock : Sep 19th, 2014


      AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has driven off with another series of Cars That Rock for Discovery.

      The international factual broadcaster has recommissioned the Back2Back show for a second 6 x 60-minute series.

      Cars That Rock With Brian Johnson follows the rock star as he drives some of the most iconic cars in history. The series will put him behind the wheels of Jaguar, McLaren, Mercedes and Alfa Romeo cars.

      The first series launched on free-to-air network Quest in the UK in May, averaging 220,000 (0.9%) across its six episodes, above the channel’s slot average of 143,000 (0.7%).

      The show, which will return in 2015, was commissioned by Elizabeth McIntyre, vice president of production and development, factual, Discovery Networks International. It is exec produced by Back2Back’s David Nottman-Watt and Benedetta Pinnelli and Discovery’s Catherine Ball.

      “We look for real experts in all our shows and as notorious speed freak, competing in vintage car races all over the globe, Brian is the perfect man for the job,” said McIntyre.