Next Episode of Scrappers is
Documentary series following straight-talking scrapyard owner Terry Walker and his glamorous wife Lyndsay as they fight for the future of their business and their family.
Terry has brought Lyndsay breakfast in bed on her 50th birthday. They hope it will be a new beginning, because they've just had the year from hell. After financial difficulties and a serious accident, it's a miracle they're still trading. Now it's their last chance to get the yard running right, so they can hand it on to the kids.
Terry's trying to drum health and safety into the lads, and has decided to lose a day's takings and put them in a training session on cutting tools. It's money they can ill-afford to sacrifice - Lyndsay reveals that a few months ago they put their previous company into liquidation and used their own personal money to open a new business on the same site.
In the yard, the training is falling apart - the workshop is a mess and Terry shouts at the lads about how the safety inspectors could close them down. Terry is frustrated and everyone feels the stress, although they all get through the training in the end.
At least there's something to look forward to - daughters Jemma and Cathy have organised a surprise party for Lyndsay. It's a great success, and it seems the yard and the family are back on track.
All is not well at the Walker home. Terry and Lyndsay aren't talking - Lyndsay's angry that Terry publicly sacked their son Jon for dropping a car from a forklift. Now plans to modernise the business and hand it on to their kids are in jeopardy.
The yard is a refuge for Terry, who's concentrating on what he does best: making money. He's on a mission to get the lads to remove every valuable part before cars get crushed - but even offering them financial incentives doesn't work, and Terry loses his temper.
Though that may not be the only reason - he's missing Jon. Hoping to make up, he texts his son, who comes into the yard. They resolve their issues, but that's only half the job. Terry sends flowers to Lyndsay, and that night Terry apologises and they kiss and make up.
In the yard, there's an air of optimism. Jon and Lyndsay are back, and everyone wants to get the business running efficiently. But when Terry ventures into the sales office, he sees some of the staff are getting things wrong - and when he calls the office pretending to be customers, things get worse.
Lyndsay and Terry try something totally new - proper job interviews to find new staff. But until they find the right people, they move Jon and daughter Cathy into the sales office. Terry takes Lyndsay for dinner - they may be talking again, but there are lots of challenges ahead.
Terry is so fed up he hasn't been to work for a week. Lyndsay confides to daughter Cathy that he's burnt himself out. When Terry pops in to the yard, he complains to Debs and Michelle that Lyndsay should have a go at telling the lads what to do. Upstairs in the office, Lyndsay announces she and Terry will do a role swap. It can't come soon enough - downstairs, Terry is rowing with Lee. When he gets home, he's still in a bad mood, and he and Lyndsay have words.
Next morning, there's snow everywhere, and the lads aren't convinced that Lyndsay's going to make it through the day. She arrives late but gets stuck in. And, with a rumour about an accident, she's got plenty of challenges. Young Dean denies hitting anyone with the forklift but Lyndsay tells him not to drive it anyway. As she spots more safety issues, her patience is tested, but she stays calm.
Terry arrives and heads to the office, where the girls ease him in gently. As the day goes on, Terry and Lyndsay get an insight into what the other faces, as he struggles with making bank payments and she finds her softly-softly approach isn't working. She hits the financial target, but is shocked when the lads don't follow her orders about safety. Lyndsay realises the problems are bigger than just Terry's temper. At their favourite restaurant, she persuades Terry they need a management consultant to help them make fundamental changes.
Lyndsay has persuaded Terry to bring in a management consultant - he's sceptical but promises to be all ears. The consultant gets the grand tour and then chats to the lads. He advises Terry to praise the staff more - it's hard, but he tries. Meeting - and listening to - supervisors Chris, Dave 'Dotcom' and Lee also takes Terry out of his comfort zone.
Over the next week, things start running better and Terry chills out - until a friendly prank by a neighbouring yard results in everyone being showered in white powder. The yard is a total mess but that's not the worst of it. Head of HR Dave Dotcom has heard someone has been drinking on site and finds empty beer cans in Chris's coat. It is not Chris's first offence - last time Terry sacked him.
It's a big test of Terry's new management approach. He gets Dave to buy a breathalyser to test Chris - it's positive. Terry and Chris have a difficult conversation, but he doesn't sack him. After taking advice from the management consultant, Terry brings in random drink testing. Things settle down and the lads are working well, including Chris, who is selected to take the breathalyser. He passes.
There's one bit of unfinished business - Terry leads a surprise attack on the neighbouring yard with paint grenades and - Lyndsay's idea - pillows. Revenge is sweet. Terry has got the yard working better - and he's not lost his sense of fun.
Looks like something went completely wrong!
But don't worry - it can happen to the best of us,
- and it just happened to you.
Please try again later or contact us.