Pick Ups. Image shows from L to R: Dave (Phil Rowson), Lind (Sally Lindsay), Mike (John Thomson), Alan (Ash Tandon). Copyright: BBC.

Pick Ups

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 12 episodes (2 series), 2008 - 2009. Stars Sally Lindsay, Lesley Sharp, Phil Rowson, Ash Tandon, Parvez Qadir, John Thomson and Paul Loughran.

Pick Ups

Radio sitcom set in the run down offices of Irwell Cars, a taxi firm on the outskirts of Manchester

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2008 - 2009
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Sally Lindsay, Lesley Sharp, Phil Rowson, Ash Tandon, Parvez Qadir, John Thomson and Paul Loughran
Writer
Ian Kershaw
Director
Paul Hardy
Producer
Paul Hardy

Unrequited love, lost opportunities, just earning an honest wage (well, mostly honest wage) and trying to get through the hard shoulder of a thing called life - these are the central themes of Pick Ups.

Each episode reveals a self-contained tale or two from the backseat tippers and dippers of the after hours city, as well as unravelling a little more of the life stories of the bantering drivers and their long-suffering receptionist, Lind.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 10th January 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 19th November 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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