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Touring Car Legends14bPrime-time documentary series charting the history of the British Touring Car Championship.

Touring Car Legends, a new three-part documentary series by Gaucho Productions, will debut on ITV4 at 8pm on Wednesday 5th February 2014.

The series tells the inside story of the British Touring Car Championship from the first race on Boxing Day 1957 to the present day. Narrated by Tiff Needell, the 3x1hr shows mixes evocative archive footage with bespoke interviews with the major protagonists, from drivers to team managers to Murray Walker. Each episode focuses on a different period, shedding fresh light on the legendary drivers, the legendary cars and the legendary moments that have made the BTCC such a success.

Touring Car Legends has been written and directed by Gaucho’s MD, Alistair Weaver. “I fell in love with cars watching the Ford RS500’s do battle in the 1980s so this project has been a real treat for me,” he says. “The British Touring Car Championship has always been about the cars and the characters and with the passage of time we’ve been able to tell what really happened in some of the sport’s most memorable moments.”

Touring Car Legends14aJohn Claridge, Head of Programme Strategy, ITV4, says: “ITV4 is the home of the British Touring Car Championship and the Touring Car Legends series is an ideal complement to our coverage of the 2014 season. Following the success of TT Legends and Dakar Rally: Frontline to Finish Line, we’re delighted to be working with Gaucho again on another insightful sports documentary. The show will appeal to both the diehard Touring Car enthusiast and the casual viewer interested in great characters and great racing.”

Touring Car Legends will be shown on Wednesday 5th February at 8pm on ITV4.  A trailer for the series can be seen/embedded here.

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