In March BBC First will screen a 3 part drama series, The Driver.
Written by BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (Clocking Off, Exile, Accused) and starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), it also features Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s
Stone), Claudie Blakley (Pride & Prejudice), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Sacha Parkinson (Coronation Street).
The Driver is the story of an ordinary man who – because of family problems and frustration with his job and his life – makes a terrible decision. Vince has fallen into a rut and has tired of his job as a taxi driver. When his old friend Col (Ian Hart) resurfaces after a six-year stretch in prison, Vince’s life is turned upside down when he accepts an offer to be the driver for a criminal gang. At first it’s exciting, and the extra cash is extremely appealing when compared to his regular occupation. But as they prepare for a major job, Vince is confronted with a life-threatening situation that he can’t overlook, setting in motion a series of events that puts not only him, but his family in grave danger.
David Morrissey stars as taxi driver Vince McKee, Claudie Blakeley plays his wife, Ros, and Sacha Parkinson their daughter Katie in this original British drama. The series also stars Ian Hart, acting with David Morrissey for the first time since their breakthrough performance in One Summer, Colm Meaney in his first UK television acting role since police drama Strangers in 1982, plus Shaun Dingwall and Lee Ross.
Thursdays at 8.30pm from March 19 on BBC First.