BURNLEY banking hero David Fishwick has double cause for celebration after his latest TV show drew more than a million viewers - and its predecessor was shortlisted for an award.

His second Channel Four show, Bank of Dave: Fighting the Fat Cats, which followed Mr Fishwick in his battle for approval from the Financial Services Authority, aired last Thursday to rave reviews from critics.

And the first episode of the show, which was screen last July, is in the running for the Nations and Regions Programme prize at the prestigious Royal Television Society awards.

The minibus mogul’s documentary about his low-interest ‘bank’, Burnley Savings and Loans Limited, is up against Scottish Television’s Born to Lose and BBC Two’s The Story Of Wales.

Mr Fishwick said he was ‘humbled’ that the programme was even considered for an award.

He said: “I’m very, very lucky. It’s been amazing to see the support we’ve had from the people of Lancashire and everyone has had very kind things to say about the show.

“It’s been a real team effort in making the programme.

“It’s very surreal to think that this little lad from East Lancashire can be involved alongside proper film stars and national names.

“If I won that would just be amazing but I’m not thinking any further ahead than the fact that it will be a great experience just to be there, representing Lancashire.

“I have very big plans which involve being back on the telly again in the next few weeks so its a very exciting time.”

Saskia Wirth, from Channel Four, said: “The programme was watched by just over a million viewers and the feedback has been brilliant. Lots of viewers think what he’s doing is fantastic.”

Winners will be announced at a ceremony, hosted by comedian Jo Brand, on March 19 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.