Pinks cabs come to town

Britain's most glamorous taxi fleet were in Wilmslow on Sunday, filming for the BBC. The brand-new, three-part, comedy-drama series revolves 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, who plays Tanya Branning, 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.

BBC's Commissioning Head of Comedy, Cheryl Taylor, says: "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 ladies."

Joint managing director of Splash Media, Jane Lush, says: "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.

Candy Cabs is written by Johanne McAndrew and Elliot Hope, whose television credits include Dalziel And Pascoe, Daylight Robbery, Holby City and Footballers Wives. "Our girls are mad, bad and addicted to lip gloss. Candy Cabs is about friendships, fun and finding yourself."

Set in a fictional town of South Hadley, filming has also taken place in Bolton, Hale, Stockport and at Warrington, where the real-life Pink Ladies cab company was launched by two local women in 2005.

The show will air on the BBC later this year.

Many thanks to Alice from Alice-Rose Cakes & Cookies who kindly sent us photos of the filming taken on her mobile. 

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Julia Jackson
Monday 5th July 2010 at 8:10 pm
I saw these pink taxis driving through Handforth this afternoon and wondered what on earth was going on, thanks for the story!