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.

Series 1, Episode 3

Jackie and Elaine go on a spying mission and are shocked when they discover Tony's little secret.

Further details

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

Jackie and Elaine go on a spying mission and are shocked when they discover Tony's little secret.

There's no time to dwell on what they've found, however, as they head to an employment tribunal where they face a charge of discrimination against men. Though they have no proof, they suspect that rival cabbie operator, Kenny Ho, is behind the accusations - which could spell the end for the all-girl Candy Cabs.

Still desperately trying to drum up business, they think they've hit upon a winner when they get a trial run with Girls On The Go, an all-female Seniors' Club. However, in true Candy fashion, nothing goes to plan when an outing to a garden centre with the feisty old ladies lands them in some very deep water.

Meanwhile, Elaine begs Jackie to keep Tony onside until the dreaded discrimination tribunal but, still in bits over what she's discovered, Jackie can't stop herself confronting him. To add to their worries, Witney tells them she's about to go to Spain with her dad, leaving them to question whether Dennis has finally decided to become a decent father - or whether he has more dastardly plans up his sleeve.

On the day of the tribunal, Jackie decides that desperate times call for desperate measures - much to Elaine's horror. Kenny also has a few surprises of his own.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 19th April 2011
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jo Joyner Jackie O'Sullivan
Lisa Millett Elaine Partridge
Danielle Henry Sally-Ann
Melanie Hill Stella
Lu Corfield Big Pam
Claire Sweeney Amanda
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
Misha Timmins Kendra
Nichola Burley Witney Whitehead
Alexandra Roach Beth Partridge
Jamie Davis Alex Partridge
Steve Money Gary
Moey Hassan Tariq
Olivia Chester Georgie O'Sullivan
Beatrice Kelley Elsie
Nadira Tudor Nina Hogarth
Danny Cunningham Chubb
Guest cast
June Broughton Brenda
Margaret Jackman Sadie
Carolyn Pickles Delia Pritchard
Caroline Clegg Belinda Broughton
Writing team
Johanne McAndrew Writer
Elliot Hope Writer
Production team
Minkie Spiro Director
John Rushton Producer
Jane Lush Executive Producer
Fenia Vardanis Executive Producer
Cheryl Taylor Executive Producer
Jon Rolph Executive Producer
Tim Porter Editor
Margaret Coombes Production Designer

Videos

Fire on Jackie's Front Lawn

Jackie turns into an arsonist on her own front lawn, much to Barry's horror.

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Tony Disturbs Kenny's Tea Break

Kenny is enjoying his Earl Grey tea in a sea front cafe when Tony storms in with some serious accusations of wrong doing.

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Souffle Murderer

Jackie accuses Elaine of turning into a boring housewife, and reminds her how feisty she was when they were in school.

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