BBC2 is to jump on the football bandwagon by launching its first magazine-style show dedicated to
BBC2 is to jump on the football bandwagon by launching its first magazine-style show dedicated to the sport as part of a range of factual commissions from indies.The 6 x 60-minute Kicks, to be made by indie Seek, will provide a weekly look at the background to major football stories as well as interviews with key figures."It will keep BBC2 viewers up to date with the big stories," a spokesman said. "It will be driven by news, but also look at the wider implications for the game."The series - commissioned by BBC2 controller Jane Root and commissioner for documentaries and contemporary factual Tom Archer - is due to air next year.Meanwhile, indie Mentorn has been commissioned to make a 120-minute special based on employment personality tests for BBC1 in a bid to see whether they can correctly predict the personality types of 100 members of the public.The working titled You and Me - the Personality Test, which was commissioned by BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey and senior factual commissioning executive Jo Clinton-Davis, will also allow viewers at home to take part in a specially designed interactive quiz.It is slated for a primetime Saturday evening slot in the middle of next year, and follows in the steps of other BBC event specials such as IQ programme Test the Nation.The new show is produced and directed by Daniel Adamson and executive produced by Viv McGrath - the same team behind Twins - the Identity Test, which pulled in 6.7 million viewers and a 30% share when it aired on BBC1 in April.