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.

Press Clippings

The cab office-based sitcom returns for its second series. The employees of Irwell Cars are engaged in a ferocious turf war with their principal rivals, Pat the Butchers Cars. The conflict involves making fake calls, flattening tyres and other dastardly antics. Today, Lind (Lesley Sharp), the radio operator, tries to charm the unsavoury and all-powerful licensing officer, while Dave's (]Phil Rowson) marriage plans are complicated by an encounter with a former lover. The series features guest appearances from Mark E. Smith, Suranne Jones and James Quinn.

Jod Mitchell, The Telegraph, 15th October 2009