Peter Kay’s Car Share, 2015
Peter Kay makes his BBC sitcom debut in a sitcom about a car share scheme. Kay, had the idea pitched to him by Paul Coleman who had previously worked with Kay on Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere.
The series was originally commissioned in 2013 by the BBC and was initially previewed at an exclusive screening in Blackpool on 28 March 2015, in aid of Chorley children’s hospice Derian House.
It’s general viewing debut was made available on BBC iPlayer in it’s entirity in 2015, just as the first episode went out on TV.
Such was the popularity, it became the most watched series to be released as a box set.
In 2016 it was announced that there would be a second series. Series two was released in the same way as the first with all episodes made available on iPlayer as episode one was broadcast. However series two only comprises four episodes.
Series 2 ended with a cliffhanger leaving viewers desperate for another series. Unfortunately there never was a third series.
In 2018 it was announced that there were two new episodes of Car Share to be screened over the two May Bank Holidays,
The first was an unscripted episode that didn’t follow the thread of the series. The second was The Finale billed as the last ever episode.
The comedy is set around supermarket assistant manager John Redmond (Peter Kay) and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson) and their participation in a company car share scheme.
Whilst driving to and from work in a Fiat 500L, the two have conversations whilst listening to Forever FM on the car’s radio.
Created By: Tim Reid and Paul Coleman
Directed By: Peter Kay
Original Transmission Dates: 29th April – 22nd May 2015