THE team behind Scottish football show A View from the Terrace are celebrating netting a three-episode extension to the BBC series following an overwhelmingly positive response to its initial 10-episode run.

The weekly programme is produced entirely in Scotland by a small team who travel the length and breadth of the country bringing to life the sport’s most fascinating stories.

Broadcast on BBC Scotland at 11pm on Fridays, A View from the Terrace has been widely praised by critics both at home and internationally for its panel analysis and artistic approach to showcasing the Scottish game.

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The show is proving to be a hit online as well, with videos clocking up hundreds of thousands of views. Clips from the show have also been shared by Match of the Day and FIFA while the @TheTerraceTV Twitter account has reached more than 2.5 million users in 30 countries.

Presenter Craig Telfer said: “We’ve been so encouraged by the response to A View from the Terrace. People really seem to enjoy the show and they get what we are trying to do with it. There’s so much great stuff to talk about in Scottish football at the moment, and we’re having the best time chatting through it on the sofa each week.

“The positive comments are pouring in across social media. We’ve been getting recognition from the likes of Match of the Day and FIFA which coupled with the fans’ feedback and now the extension is just fantastic.”

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Thanks to the BBC extension, the series will now run until the William Hill Scottish Cup final on May 25.

Director Jordan Laird added: “The show has gone from strength to strength and the fact it’s been extended proves that there’s a real appetite for this kind of content in Scotland and beyond.

“We’re trying to showcase Scottish football in its entirety, and there’s no shortage of stories for us to cover both on the pitch and off.

“Some of the reactions we’ve had on social media in Scotland, the UK and as far as the US have been amazing. It’s great to know that what we’re doing is resonating with so many people.”

A View from the Terrace returns to screens on Friday at 11pm on BBC Scotland/iPlayer and is then available to stream for seven days.