Candy Cabs. Image shows from L to R: Jackie O'Sullivan (Jo Joyner), Elaine Partridge (Lisa Millett). Copyright: Splash Media.

Candy Cabs

BBC One comedy drama. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Stars Jo Joyner, Lisa Millett, Danielle Henry, Melanie Hill, Lu Corfield, Claire Sweeney, Paul Nicholls and others.

Candy Cabs

Comedy drama about the lives and loves of a group of northern women launching an all-female cab company

Comedy Drama
3   (1 series)
Jane Lush
Jo Joyner, Lisa Millett, Danielle Henry, Melanie Hill, Lu Corfield, Claire Sweeney, Paul Nicholls, Denis Lawson and others
Johanne McAndrew and Elliot Hope
Minkie Spiro
John Rushton

Best friends Jackie and Elaine are mourning the death of their friend Shazza, whose passing has left them in the lurch just as they were set to go into business with an all-female cab company. It's at Shazza's funeral that they make a pact to proceed with their plan.

With chaotic personal lives, a secretly re-mortgaged home and a bunch of best friends depending on them for jobs, they embark on their dream of Candy Cabs. Taking the biggest gamble of their lives, they accept delivery of a fleet of bright pink taxis, celebrate with a launch party and pray that business will flow.

But they soon discover a host of hidden obstacles, including the need to sit the "knowledge" before they can even hit the road, and the little problem of signing up customers. Jackie takes an unorthodox approach to manipulating the media, much to Elaine's dismay. And just what are the motives of Kenny Ho, the enigmatic boss of the town's largest fleet of cabs?

The shady Dennis, Shazza's ex, turns up to disrupt their lives, Elaine struggles to keep her secret from her husband and, unexpectedly, romance is in the air for Jackie.

With so many distractions, can they keep their eyes on the road and turn their fledgling business into the success they dream about?

Production Details

Production company
Theme song lyrics by Don Black, performed by Jodie Prenger.
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 5th April 2011 on BBC One at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 19th April 2011 on BBC One at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour

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