Brickies back on the BBC for new series

BBC Three’s Brickies is back for another season shining a light on life on site.

The first episode of series two of the popular docuseries, which follows the lives and loves of young recruits at Derby-based Hodgkinson Builders, airs at 9pm on Monday.

The full series is also available to view on BBC iPlayer on the same day.

Keeping the brickies in check is site manager Jack Smith. He said: “There are a few new faces – new apprentices and new labourers this time around.

“The show continues to follow the lives of brickies and labourers as they earn money and pursue jobs and careers.”

The programme proved so popular that earlier this year Brickies was up against Love Island in the British Broadcast Awards.

Smith said: “Going to the awards night was nice – it makes you realise how big the show’s been. Getting nominated against Love Island, it’s like ‘all of a sudden, this is really happening’. We just keep riding the wave of it and seeing where the show goes – hopefully there will be a Series three.”

Ian Hodgkinson, founder and managing director of Pride Park-based Hodgkinson Builders said: “To be asked to take part in a second series just proves how popular the show is. The reception received from Series one was absolutely phenomenal.

“Being a part of it has been so much fun, but it’s also been a fantastic platform in spreading the word about bricklaying as a career and the aspirations of our young workers.”

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