Jo Joyner and Claire Sweeney head up new BBC comedy

The BBC has announced its commission a new three-part comedy drama revolving around an-all female taxi company which will star Jo Joyner, Claire Sweeney and Ricky Whittle.



Meet Britain’s most glamorous taxi fleet, as BBC One announces a brand-new, three-part, comedy-drama series revolving around the lives and loves of a group of women launching an all-female cab company. With a high profile cast, led by EastEnders actress Jo Joyner and comedy star Lisa Millett, the series tells the story of an unlikely pair of northern women who embark on a business adventure and start a cab company run by women, for women. But the road towards becoming entrepreneurs never runs smoothly, and it’s not long before personal obstacles interfere with their professional dreams.


Candy Cabs features an ensemble cast including Paul Nicholls, Denis Lawson, John Henshaw, Jodie Prenger, Paul Kaye, Claire Sweeney, Melanie Hill, Tom Goodman-Hill, Daniel Ryan and Ricky Whittle. Candy Cabs will be produced by Splash Media for BBC, and filming will commence at the end of May.


“We’re delighted to be on board with the girls from Candy Cabs. The series has a wonderful cast, warm and witty writing and a sparkling seaside setting brimming with northern soul. We look forward to three nights of emotional and dramatic fun with these lovely ladiesl” –

Cheryl Taylor, Commissioning Head of Comedy



“Candy Cabs will bring both a smile to your face and a tear to your eye and I’m thrilled that Splash Media is producing its first comedy-drama for BBC One. –

Jane Lush, Joint managing director of Splash Media


Candy Cabs is written by Johanne McAndrew and Elliot Hope, whose television credits include Dalziel And Pascoe, Daylight Robbery, Holby City and Footballers Wives. Candy Cabs is created by Jane Lush, produced by John Rushton and directed by Minkie Spiro. The executive producers are Jane Lush and Fenia Vardanis.