BBC cancels Candy Cars

Comedy suffered ratings slump

The BBC has cancelled the comedy series Candy Cabs, about a group of northern women establishing their own taxi firm.

Viewers turned off in huge numbers when the first three-part series went out on BBC One earlier this year, with ratings slumping from 5.48 million in the first episode to 3.62 million in the last.

A BBC spokeswoman told trade journal Broadcast: ‘Unfortunately we will not be bringing Candy Cabs back but we're looking forward to seeing more from the team behind the show and we're already talking to them about new ideas.’

The series, which featured an ensemble cast including Jo Joyner, Melanie Hill, Claire Sweeney and Paul Kaye, was created by Jane Lush, the BBC’s former head of entertainment who went on to set up the production company Splash Media.

Published: 4 Jun 2011

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