My Culture Comforts: Peter Kay’s Car Share

Re-watching comedies is one of my favourite things to do and days in lockdown have been spent happily returning to the worlds of The League of Gentlemen, Outnumbered and Stath Lets Flats, to name a few. I have particularly enjoyed re-watching (for the hundredth time) Peter Kay’s Car Share, after all 12 episodes became available on BBC iPlayer a few weeks ago. It has been a joy to revisit the characters of John (Peter Kay) and Kayleigh (Sian Gibson), two supermarket workers who meet and get to know each other via their company’s new car share scheme. The blossoming relationship between John and Kayleigh is compelling and authentic, punctuated by a host of laugh out loud moments and the brilliant soundtrack of fictional radio station ‘Forever FM’. Car Share is pure escapism, but it also highlights the beauty of the mundanities of everyday life. The show reminds us of the power of conversation and human interaction, something we are all currently craving. If you have not already, make sure to check out this gem of a sitcom.

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Erin Zammitt

Featured Image Source: Still via Car Share / BBC iPlayer

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