Carrie And Barry, 2004
From the writer of Men Behaving Badly, came this BBC sitcom that ran for two series of six episodes each between 2004 and 2005. It starred Neil Morrissey who found himself re-united with not just Men Behaving Badly’s writer but also it’s executive producer Beryl Vertue and director Martin Dennis.
In keeping with many programs of the time it was an outside production for the BBC.
Barry is a part-time taxi driver, married to Carrie who is a beautician. The series follows the couple as they deal 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 Sinéad from his disastrous first marriage.
There’s some great comic moments between Barry and his mate Kirk, who co-owns his black cab and does the night shifts, as they discuss life in the pub. whilst Michelle Gomez is Carrie’s acid-tongued best friend and fellow beautician Michelle.
Neil Morrissey – Barry
Claire Rushbrook – Claire
Mark Williams – kirk
Michelle Gomez – Michelle
Written By: Simon Nye
Produced By: Hartswood Films for BBC
Original transmission Dates: 3rd September, 2004 – 3rd December, 2005