Written by acclaimed writer William Ivory (Made in Dagenham, Common As Muck) and made by Company Pictures, Truckers is a 5×60-minute series about modern Britain told through the lives of truck drivers working for a haulage yard in Nottingham.
Funny, moving and at times painful – Truckers tells stories of real life, and ordinary people pushed to extremes. In each episode one character undertakes a journey and we are along for the ride. In an age when technology would make us seem ever more connected, the series uses the truck driver, alone in his cab, as a way to explore how isolated we can become within modern society and the importance of real human connection.
These are powerful, moving stories, but the tone is always joyous and each story is one of redemption.Malachi is played by Stephen Tompkinson, Glen is played by Harry Treadaway, Steven is played by Ashley Walters, Martin is played by John Dagleish, Wendy is played by Sian Breckin, Michelle is played by Jenn Murray
I saw this being filmed in the centre of Nottingham one cold afternoon. I’m not sure it’s something I’d enjoy but I’ll watch because of where it’s based. Plus it can’t be as depressing as the Nottingham based films of Shane Meadows.