Carrie & Barry. Image shows from L to R: Carrie (Claire Rushbrook), Barry (Neil Morrissey). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd
Carrie & Barry

Carrie & Barry

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2004 - 2005
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Barry, a divorced London cabbie, lives with his second wife, beautician Carrie. He has a teenage daughter, Sinead, but she doesn't like Carrie at all. Stars Neil Morrissey, Claire Rushbrook, Mark Williams, Sarah Quintrell, Michelle Gomez and Mathew Horne

Carrie & Barry. Image shows from L to R: Michelle (Michelle Gomez), Kirk (Mark Williams), Carrie (Claire Rushbrook), Barry (Neil Morrissey), Adrian (Mathew Horne), Sinead (Sarah Quintrell). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2004 - 2005
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
12 (2 series)
Stars
Neil Morrissey, Claire Rushbrook, Mark Williams, Sarah Quintrell, Michelle Gomez and Mathew Horne
Writer
Simon Nye
Directors
Martin Dennis and Cordelia Hardy
Producers
Sue Vertue, Beryl Vertue, Mark Freeland and Jo Kay
Companies

Married couple Carrie and Barry find themselves with the daily challenges of keeping the spice in their marriage and the fun in their day jobs - as well as having to deal with Barry's teenage daughter Sinead from his disastrous first marriage.

Barry's mate Kirk, who co-owns his black cab (he does the night shifts) and Carrie's acid-tongued best friend and fellow beautician Michelle keep the comedy coming.

In the second series Barry loses his taxi licence and so sets out to find another source of income. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she is adopted and decides to track down her real mother, and Sinead has become a traffic warden and is in love with a boyfriend Barry hates.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme song is Happy Heart by Andy Williams.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 3rd September 2004 at 9pm on BBC One

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