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Robert Glenister and Sean Pertwee star in Liverpool thriller


Channel 5 has commissioned a 4-part thriller set in Liverpool about a taxi driver’s growing obsession with a late-night radio DJ.

Black Cab (4 x 60minutes) will star Robert Glenister (Sherwood, Spooks) in the lead role. The former teacher has lost his job, his confidence and his marriage and his only lifelines are cafe-worker, Rose (Suzanne Packer) and a late-night talk-show host, played by Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Gotham).

Produced by Story Films in association with All3Media International, it was commissioned by Paul Testar, Commissioning Editor, Drama, Channel 5 and Paramount+.

The Executive Producers are Sam Tipper-Hale and David Nath for Story Films and David Collins for Samson Films. 

“I’m incredibly happy to be working with the talented team at Story Films, following the critically acclaimed Witness Number 3 earlier this year,” said Testar.

“With an exceptional cast, Black Cab is a compelling addition to Channel 5’s original drama slate.”   

The drama has been written by Nick Saltrese (A Prayer Before Dawn), with Diarmuid Goggins (Kin, Bulletproof, Witness No. 3) directing. Alex Jones (Penance, Witness No. 3) produces.

“Nick Saltrese has created a timely and unique British thriller. Black Cab explores the power of the modern-day, talk-show host when his words start to consume a man on the edge,” added Tipper-Hale.

It’s due to air next year.

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