Peter Kay sitcom Car Share to premiere on iPlayer before BBC One
Staff Reporter | On 04, Apr 2015
Peter Kay’s new sitcom, Car Share, will premiere on BBC iPlayer this month, before its broadcast on BBC One.
The six-episode series, created by Tim Reid and Paul Coleman, is the first Peter Kay sitcom for BBC One. Kay directs and stars alongside Sian Gibson. They play John and Kayleigh, who have been thrown together in a company car share scheme, forcing their paths to cross, as they journey to their respective jobs at a major out-of-town supermarket.
Each journey brings fresh insight into John and Kayleigh’s lives, with twists and turns in their unlikely relationship.
The show will arrive online at 9pm on 24th April and will be available to stream until 28th April.
Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, says: “It is hugely exciting that Peter Kay is coming to BBC One with his new series – even more so with the innovative plan we have to launch the show online.”
The release marks the next step in BBC iPlayer’s strategy to showcase a wider range of TV content. Indeed, several shows have been given on iPlayer-first release before, from the first episode of Orphan Black to all six episodes of BBC Three’s Jonah from Tonga. This is the first BBC One series, though to premiere on iPlayer in its entirety before a linear transmission and forms part of a trial that will cover 40 hours of content.
For the curious ones among you, official plot synopses for each episode have also been released:
When a supermarket issues a new car share scheme assistant manager John Redmond and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson are forced to commute together every day. But will they get along?
Due to an unfortunate event at work John and Kayleigh are required to take the morning off, but as a result they manage to get to know each other a little bit better.
Kayleigh is running late but John is determined to get to work on time, as the last thing he needs on the journey are any further delays.
With a fancy new hands free phone kit fitted in his car John arrives at Kayleigh’s house only to discover she’s far more excited by previous night’s events.
It’s John’s Nan’s birthday but he’s forgotten to post her card. Will he be able to put things right on the journey en route to work?
Kayleigh has a lot on her mind and the last thing she needs is to be promoting national blackcurrant jam week. Luckily John is on hand to give her some unwanted encouragement and advice.