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Taxi Driver

London cabbie Mason McQueen heads to Mumbai to test his skills on some of the busiest and most chaotic streets in the world.

The award-winning series returns, with London cabbie Mason McQueen heading for Mumbai to test his skills on some of the busiest and most chaotic streets in the world. He's swapping his high-tech air-conditioned black cab for the boiling heat of a Mumbai taxi. His host is Pradeep Sharma, who lives with his extended family in a tiny two bedroom house and earns less than ten pounds a day for his long and stressful shift. As Mason takes his life in his hands to learn the Knowledge Mumbai style, he also begins to understand the plight of the millions of migrant workers who flood into India's cities looking for work. They often encounter poverty, discrimination and hostility. Inspired by their sheer determination, Mason's final challenge is to go solo in an Indian taxi, picking up passengers, finding his way around and earning his crust in the madness of the Mumbai rush hour. It's like 'Mad Max meets the Kumars' as Mason puts it.

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Thu 6 Jun 2013 01:35

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Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Sam Bagnall
Executive Producer Simon Watts-Davies
Director Simon Muriel
Producer Simon Muriel

Broadcasts

  • Sun 10 Mar 2013 21:00
  • Mon 11 Mar 2013 23:20
  • Mon 11 Mar 2013 23:35
  • Mon 11 Mar 2013 23:50
  • Mon 6 May 2013 22:00
  • Thu 6 Jun 2013 01:05
  • Thu 6 Jun 2013 01:35

The drivers

The drivers

Profiles of two taxi drivers with very different lives.