Richard Wilson stars as frustrated Latin teacher turned taxi driver Frank Ross, who thinks he's too good for his job
- BBC Radio 2
- 1 Pilot
- Richard Wilson, Julia Deakin, Ralf Little, Dominic Coleman, Rupert Degas, Timothy Bentinck and Rachel Atkins
- John Langdon
- Adam Bromley
Frank used to be a Latin teacher and he used to be married. In fact, Frank used to be a lot of things, but now he drives a mini-cab to make ends meet. Adding to Frank's woes his ex-wife, Barbara, is the cab controller at the firm where he works.
Barbara left Frank for local businessman Derek, who owns Town and Country Cars - the mini-cabbing job was a favour to Frank. But it now means he spends more time than ever with Barbara, a situation that pleases no one. And then there's his feckless, layabout son Sean (Ralf Little) who slobs around the house resolutely refusing to get a job.
Frank is forced to act as a budget hearse while trying to arrange a meeting with a Russian oligarch, who wants a tutor for his son. Could this be Frank's escape route out of the vulgar world of mini-cabbing and back into the refined vocation of teaching the classics? More importantly, will Barbara ever get the coffee machine fixed?