BBC Scotland’s cult football show, ‘A View from the Terrace’ has been renewed for another season following a well-received debut.
Acclaimed for its entertaining take on the highs and lows of the beautiful game in Scotland, the show is in line for a return to the channel for the new football season.
Adapted from the cult podcast The Terrace and produced by Studio Something for BBC Scotland, the show has a cheeky and irreverent tone that is heavily rooted in the hosts’ love of the game.
A core presenting team of Craig Telfer, Craig Fowler, Shaughan McGuigan, Joel Sked and Robert Borthwick offer a singular and entertaining view of football in Scotland from the grassroots in remote parts of the country to the elite clubs and the national side.
The show also features innovative films which have become social media hits. These include a film about the team from Eriskay in the Hebrides and their sloping pitch and a Wes Anderson inspired highlights package of Arbroath v Airdrieonians.
The videos have clocked up hundreds of thousands of social media views and have scored shares from the likes of FIFA and Match Of The Day.
A View from the Terrace has also received press plaudits with one observer on a national newspaper describing it as the best football show in the UK.
David Harron, Commissioning Executive, BBC Scotland, says: “It has been great to see the positive reception the series has had – it seems to have struck a real chord with Scottish football fans.
“Each week the team has delivered terrific programmes which have become a mainstay of our Friday night sports offering and we’re delighted it will return for the new season.”
Ian Greenhill, Executive Producer, Studio Something, says: “This was Studio Something’s first foray into television and for it to have been so well received is heartening, and testament to a lot of hard work from our team.
“We tried to do something a wee bit different in terms of reporting football in Scotland and we hope to do so for many more episodes. The BBC took a bit of a risk on us and I think this proves exactly why the new BBC Scotland channel is so important for young companies in Scotland like ours.”