Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right London icon-chevron-right Toughest Place to be a Taxi Driver

Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.

Toughest Place To Be

Toughest Place to be a Taxi Driver

Sun Mar 10, 9-10pm, BBC2

By Phil Harrison
Advertising
Every TV formula has its optimal point and this show is probably just nudging past its best. But as a humanised study of global inequality, a reminder of the strength of basic solidarity and a simple reality show challenge, ‘Toughest Place to be…’ still packs a punch. Tonight, London cabbie Mason McQueen is off to Mumbai to take on the city’s frankly insane traffic system. He’ll be staying with selfless and stoical Pradeep, a taxi driver who supports his late brother’s family in addition to his own.

Mason’s a big lad, but it turns out that squeezing himself into a Fiat Padmini is the least of his problems. There’s also the heat, the cows, the chaos, the sprawl, the smells and the pesky auto-rickshaws taking his fares. By the end, he’s bonded with his host, had a hint of the downside of the globalised economy’s rigged deck and well and truly counted his blessings. And you will too. Phil Harrison
Recommended

    You may also like

      You may also like

        Advertising