BBC Daytime has confirmed the return of several beloved shows for BBC One and iPlayer spanning 2023, 2024, and 2025.
“Scam Interceptors” is set to make a comeback on BBC One and iPlayer with the second part of its second series in October. The programme has also received the green light for a third series in 2024. Rav Wilding and Nick Stapleton will once again be stationed at the Scam Interceptors HQ within the BBC’s Glasgow offices. Together with ethical hacker Jim Browning, the team will actively monitor large-scale scammers worldwide in real time. Employing the same remote-access technology used by criminals, the team counterattacks the scammers, striving to reach victims before they fall prey. This series will introduce ‘Ground Interceptors’—mobile teams deployed to reach victims in person when all else fails.
“Make It At Market” is slated for a November return on BBC One and iPlayer for its second series, filmed at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. Dom Chinea and his expert team of business and craft professionals will reappear, aiming to revolutionise the lives of aspiring entrepreneurs looking to turn their crafting hobby into a livelihood. Challenges will scrutinise the amateurs’ capabilities before they venture into the real world to monetise their craft.
“Big Little Crimes,” produced by Brown Bob Cymru based in Cardiff, has been commissioned for its second and third series in 2024 and 2025. The two new series will consist of 15 episodes, each lasting 30 minutes. These story-driven programmes will be narrated by police officers from various forces nationwide, recounting cases where a fortunate turn of events leads to the apprehension of major criminals from seemingly minor infractions. Viewers can anticipate dash-cam footage from police forces, dramatic reconstructions, and firsthand accounts from both active duty and retired officers, sharing unforgettable crime stories.
“Dr Xand’s Con or Cure” is set to return in 2024. Dr Xand van Tulleken and Ashley John Baptiste will once again tackle issues of ‘bad medicine,’ exposing medical malpractices and testing the latest trends to determine their effectiveness. From scams and scares to cons and quacks, the duo will investigate the stories viewers deem most significant using the series mailbox.
BBC Daytime has also renewed the popular series “Moment of Proof” and “Fraud Squad” for BBC One and iPlayer in 2024, both produced by Brown Bob Cymru.
Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning, Rob Unsworth, comments, “Crime and crafting have long been topics much loved by the Daytime audience, but these series had a fresh, modern approach that made them instant hits with viewers. We’re delighted to bring them back for more programmes – and there’s no chance of missing an episode, because all the new series will be available on iPlayer to catch up, or binge.”
“Scam Interceptors” commissioned for BBC One Daytime by Rachel Platt. Executive Producer: Rowland Stone. Series Producer: Sherry Knight (BBC Studios Documentary Unit).
“Make It At Market” produced by Flabbergast. Executive Producer: Andrew Snowball (Flabbergast). Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime: Rachel Platt. Commissioners for BritBox International: Reemah Sakaan and Jess O’Riordan.
“Big Little Crimes,” “Moment of Proof,” and “Fraud Squad” were commissioned for BBC One Daytime by Helen Munson. Produced by Brown Bob Cymru in Cardiff. Series Editor: Jenny Dafydd. Executive Producers: Rob Dersley and Jacqueline Hewer.
“Dr Xand’s Con or Cure” was commissioned for BBC One Daytime by Rachel Platt. Produced by Tern TV (Zinc Media Group, Belfast). Executive Producer: Brendan Hughes.