The first episode of BBC One drama Truckers begins tonight on BBC One.
In the first edition the drama begins with Malachi trying to accept his marriage has ended, especially when he interrupts his ex-wife having a culinary-themed affair with her new fiancé. After some soul searching and help from his son, he comes to terms with the break up in his own inimitable way.
Trying to create a new life isn’t easy, especially when the new boss Martin, old enough to be his son, is revolutionising the working day with a new advanced telemetrics system and revised rosters designed to increase productivity. The other truckers Wendy, Steven and Malachi’s son Glen are equally unimpressed with the new system – with the transport manager Michelle Martin’s only source of support.
Glen decides the best way to turn the situation around is a night out in Nottingham, which Malachi duly accepts. Far from making the situation better, Malachi’s introspection grows and the rest of the team can only watch the aftermath.
Malachi is played by Stephen Tompkinson, Glen is played by Harry Treadaway, Steven is played by Ashley Walters, Martin is played by John Dagleish,
Truckers, tonight (Thursday 10th October) at 9pm on BBC One.