Firecracker Scotland Announces Debut Commission for Channel 5

Firecracker Scotland today announces Cyclists: Scourge of the Streets? A new one-off documentary for Channel 5, looking at the relationship between cyclists and drivers and taking an unfiltered look at the war of the wheels on Britain’s roads.

More of us than ever are choosing to cycle rather than drive, but more wheels on the ground means more tension between cyclists and motorists.

Are all cyclists rule-breakers and road-hoggers, not adhering to the same laws as everyone else? Or do motorists themselves have as much to answer for when it comes to being a scourge on the streets?

Meeting everyone from the cabbies of London who feel like they’re being pushed out of their own back yard, to the residents of leafy Surrey who no longer feel safe to drive on the local roads, to crusading cyclists patrolling our highways and byways, and the police trying to crackdown on misbehaving motorists. Tensions between two and four wheels have never been more fraught. 

Elspeth O’Hare, Creative Director of Firecracker Scotland, says “2019 has been a watershed year for Firecracker Scotland, and fresh from winning the RTS Scotland Award for ‘Class of Mum and Dad’ it’s fantastic to have our first ever commission for Channel 5 – this documentary promises to be an eye-opener for drivers and cyclists across the country”.

The one off documentary was commissioned by Greg Barnett for Channel 5, and the Executive Producer is Elspeth O’Hare for Firecracker Scotland. This is Firecracker Scotland’s first commission for Channel 5.