The darkly comic ups and downs of a Manchester taxi company
Dave is one of Irwell Cars’ best drivers, although his life doesn’t always reflect that. A run-down office with an uncertain future, Irwell Cars isn’t offering Dave much—except the chance to pine after Lind, the long-suffering radio operator and his secret crush, and panic over what will become of him if the firm closes. Add in a crucial darts match, a ‘Brief Encounter’ themed date night, some former school bullies and a rather difficult omelette, and Dave is beginning to feel like even his pick ups are bringing him down…
Each episode shares a self-contained tale from the backseat tippers of the after-hours city, as well as unravelling a little more of the life stories of the bantering drivers as they navigate the hard shoulder of a thing called life.
Starring John Thomson (Cold Feet, The Fast Show), Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street, Mount Pleasant), Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey, Clocking Off), Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Gentleman Jack), Paul Loughran (Emmerdale Farm, Blue Murder) and Ash Tandon (Bodyguard, The Phantom of the Open), this dark comedy about unrequited love, lost opportunities, and earning a (mostly) honest wage is just the listen for fans of Deep Trouble, To Hull and Back, and Reluctant Persuaders.