I TALK Car Share

Some of you may remember that back in March 2013, it was announced that Peter Kay was to star in his first ever BBC sitcom, Car Share.

The idea was that it would premiere on BBC iPlayer first in its entirety (in a Netflix way) before moving to BBC One.


Fast forward over 2 years and finally the sitcom is here. Co-written by Tim Reid and Paul Coleman, the six-part series follows what happens when a supermarket (without a name but looks a lot like the one that rhymes with Al Fresco) sets up a new car share scheme.


Peter Kay (Phoenix Knights) plays assistant manager John Redmond, and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson is played by newcomer Sian Gibson. They are both forced to commute together every day, and after John has a bit of trouble with the sat nav, the two of them have to try and get along. Each episode/trip brings fresh insight into John and Kayleigh's lives, with twists and turns in their unlikely relationship.


The series opens with a somewhat predictable sat nav sketch, where John is sent round in circles, asked to do a u-turn whilst in the middle of the road and asked to go straight when he reaches a dead end, as he looks for Kayleigh's house. However once he finds her, the series really gets going and the cliches are left behind.