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Peter Kay sitcom a first for BBC iPlayer


Peter Kay‘s new sitcom ‘Car Share’ is to premiere on BBC iPlayer in its entirety ahead of its BBC One broadcast.

The 6 x 30 minute series stars Peter alongside Sian Gibson who 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 series is set and will be filmed in the north-west.

Shane Allen says: “Everyone adores Peter. It’s bold and exciting for him to head in a more naturalistic comedy direction with this project. It will be a nifty new addition to his incredible body of work and the way it is being launched is very canny.”

Peter Kay says: “To be finally working with the BBC on a new comedy is a great opportunity. And the idea of two people car sharing to work each day really appealed to me, as it highlights the comedy in the minutiae of the daily trek and allows the spiralling conversations of life to unwind in all of their glory.”

The sitcom from production company Goodnight Vienna is created by Tim Reid and Paul Coleman. Directed by Peter Kay and produced by Gill Isles.