Series 1, Episode 1
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?
- Tuesday 5th April 2011
- BBC One
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Jo Joyner||Jackie O'Sullivan|
|Lisa Millett||Elaine Partridge|
|Lu Corfield||Big Pam|
|Paul Nicholls||Tony McQueen|
|Denis Lawson||Kenny Ho|
|John Henshaw||Mervyn Monkford|
|Jodie Prenger||Diane Laughton|
|Paul Kaye||Dennis Whitehead|
|Tom Goodman-Hill||Barry O'Sullivan|
|Daniel Ryan||Dave Partridge|
|Nichola Burley||Witney Whitehead|
|Alexandra Roach||Beth Partridge|
|Jamie Davis||Alex Partridge|
|Olivia Chester||Georgie O'Sullivan|
|Sarah Moyle||Monica Chadwick|
|Nadira Tudor||Nina Hogarth|
|Ian Weichardt||Trainee Paul|
|Dominic Senior||Robbie Laughton|
|Jane Lush||Executive Producer|
|Fenia Vardanis||Executive Producer|
|Cheryl Taylor||Executive Producer|
|Jon Rolph||Executive Producer|
Elaine has a confession to make. She still hasn't told her husband Dave that she's remortgaged the house to start Candy Cabs. A somewhat unsympathetic Jackie isn't helping with her smart remarks but comes to the rescue with the 'magic marigold' when Elaine has a full blown panic attack.
The girls arrive in the brand new fleet of Candy Cabs only to be confronted with Dennis sunbathing with Witney on the lawn in his leopard-skin tanga briefs. Will Witney be tempted to leave her errant Dad and go along for the ride?