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Secrets of The Driving Test

  • Episode:

    2 of 6

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 09 Apr 2020

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.30pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 15 2020 : Sat 04 Apr - Fri 10 Apr

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  • Published:

    Tue 24 Mar 2020

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Series overview

This brand new six part series offers a unique insight into the world of the driving test. Secrets Of The Driving Test was filmed over a two-year period offering unprecedented access to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) with cameras fitted inside and outside of the test car.

Recently, the driving test has had the biggest shake up in 40 years with new manoeuvres, tricky written tests and new technology being introduced. Since 2017, 4 out of 5 candidates taking the test follow a sat nav for 20 minutes to make the test feel more like driving.

Secrets Of The Driving Test allows family and friends to watch their nearest and dearest complete every manoeuvre, navigate every roundabout and box junction…in the hope they come back and deliver the magical phrase…’I’ve Passed’.

Wayne, a DVSA examiner with over 20,000 tests under his belt says: “As you walk out of the door and see the candidate you have no idea of how’s they’re going to perform. I think what makes a good examiner is being relaxed, being friendly and knowing when to talk to the candidate and when to let them concentrate.”

Episode 2

In episode 2, 56-year-old Julie is desperate to pass on her third attempt, even though she hasn’t driven in more than 24 years, and make-up artist Bradley serenades his driving examiner.

While in Hull, fiercely competitive dad and daughter duo Rich and Yalana have their test on the same day, but who will triumph?