First look at characters on set of new BBC One drama Truckers

Date: 26.09.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.00
Category: BBC One; Drama
Written by acclaimed writer William Ivory (Burton & Taylor, Made In Dagenham) and made by Company Pictures, Truckers is a 5x60-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, 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.

Starring (from left to right) John Dagleish (Lark Rise To Candleford, Beaver Falls), Jenn Murray (The Fades, Dorothy Mills), Harry Treadaway (Fish Tank, Control), Stephen Tompkinson (Wild At Heart, DCI Banks), Ashley Walters (Bullet Boy, Inside Men) and Sian Breckin (Tyrannosaur, Dates) in new BBC One Drama, Truckers.

Truckers begins at 9.00pm on 10 October on BBC One.

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