Class of 92 documentary gets second series on BBC
Bosses say the first series of the programme charting the takeover of the club Manchester United's famous five was a resounding success
A TV show following the Class of 92's takeover of Salford City has been given a second series.
The show, which aired last autumn, charted the ups and downs of Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary and Phil Neville after taking over the running of the non-league club.
The series made the team's charismatic managers Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson, chairman Karen Baird, striker Gareth Seddon and even Babs the tea lady household names.
And after lauding it as a resounding success BBC bosses have decided to commission a second series.
Again being made by production company Electric Ray, it will be screened on BBC One later this year.
The last series finished by showing the team celebrating after being crowned champions of the Evo-Stick First Division North league.
Its makers say viewers will get an insight into how the departure of both of the Neville brothers to Spain has affected their fortunes.
Phil Neville became assistant manager at Valencia, run by Salford co-owner Peter Lim, before his brother Gary took over as boss in a shock appointment in December.
The Ammies currently lie fourth, in the play-off places of the Evo-Stick Premier division.
The BBC had to fight-off accusations of bias towards United and the Class of 92 after twice choosing to show Salford live during their run to the second round of this season's FA Cup.
But Patrick Holland, the corporation's Head of Documentaries said today: "The original series took us to the heart of a community where much was at stake as the new owners took over.
"Not only was it hugely entertaining, it also explored the often difficult relationship between tradition and progress that resonated with the wider audience.
"We are very excited to return to Salford for another season of highs and lows.”
Executive producer Meredith Chambers said: “I’m delighted to once again bring the story of Salford City to the BBC.
"Our cameras have been rolling since the start of the current season and there’s certainly more drama, on and off the pitch to come.
"Since the first season the characters of Moor Lane have been thrust into the limelight and things have certainly changed at this club.
"The access we have once again been given is exceptional and the next chapter is set to be just as thrilling as the first. ”