Cash Cab

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Cash Cab
GenreGame show
Created byAdam Wood & Mat Steiner
Presented byJohn Moody
Voices ofAnnabel Raftery
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes16 (4 unaired)
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Lion TV
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9
Original release13 June 2005 (2005-06-13) –
29 June 2006 (2006-06-29)

Cash Cab is a game show that aired on ITV in the United Kingdom from 13 June 2005 to 29 June 2006. The original programme that launched the worldwide Cash Cab franchise, it was hosted by John Moody. The questions were asked in voice over style by Annabel Raftery. The show was devised by Adam Wood and Mat Steiner.[1]


The show's host initially poses as an ordinary taxi driver and drives around the major cities of the United Kingdom in a cab. The show pays its passengers for correctly answering standard general knowledge questions. Contestants are recruited in advance but are not told that the quiz will be taking place in the cab, so although the "pick-ups" are not as random as they appear on screen, the contestants are genuinely surprised when the taxi turns out to be the Cash Cab. (This differs from some editions, most notably the Canadian and American versions, wherein the contestants are generally chosen at random and are usually asked on camera if they wish to play or not once the rules are explained to them.)

The contestants tell the driver their destination before getting into the taxi and are not allowed to change it. They'll then have the distance they'll need to travel to answer questions. The first five questions are relatively easy and worth £10 each, the next five are a little harder and worth £50, the next seven, even harder and worth £100, and any question after that is worth £500. If the contestant gets three questions wrong, they'll lose the money they have won up to that point and must leave the cab immediately.

The host of Cash Cab, John Moody, is a genuine qualified taxi driver, and has an easygoing presenting style.


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 13 June 2005 24 June 2005 10
2 27 December 2005 29 June 2006 6

International versions[edit]

Country Name Host Channel Premiere
 Algeria Cash Taxi Algerie Nacime Haddouche Echourouk + 5 May 2019
Arab League Arab World كاش تاكسي
Cash Taxi
Hisham Abdel Rahman MBC 1 2008
Asia-Pacific Cash Cab Asia Oli Pettigrew AXN Asia 18 October 2011
 Australia Cash Cab Charlie Pickering
James Kerley
Channel V| 29 October 2007
 Austria QUIZ TAXI Max Schmiedl Puls 4 16 October 2011
QUIZ TAXI eXtreme Max Schmiedl Puls 4 23 October 2011
 Belgium Taxi Vanoudenhoven Rob Vanoudenhoven Eén 10 June 2012
 Brazil Taxi do Milão Supla RedeTV! 2010
 Canada Cash Cab Adam Growe
Discovery Channel Canada
( Canada)
10 September 2008
Taxi Payant Alexandre Barrette
(in French)
( Quebec)
3 September 2009
 Chile MEGA 2012
 China 超级现金车
Cash Cab
Song Peng (宋鹏) TVS3 17 December 2012
 Colombia CityTV
 Czech Republic Taxík Aleš Háma
Tomáš Matonoha
Monika Absolonová
Česká televize 2008
Nova Taxi Ondřej Sokol Nova 2 September 2017
 Denmark Taxaquizzen Sigurd Kongshøj Larsen TV2 29 September 2011
 Egypt كاش تاكسي
Cash Taxi
Nashwa Mustafa MBC Masr 9 July 2013
 France Taxi Cash Alexandre Devoise W9 23 October 2010
 Germany Quiz Taxi Thomas Hackenberg Kabel eins 18 April 2006
 Greece Taxi Girl Vicki Stavropoulou Mega TV 2006
 Hungary Tutifuvar - A taxiquiz Gianni Annoni Viasat 3 2007
 India Airtel Cash Cab Munish Mukhija UTV Bindass 2007
 Indonesia Taxi Selebritis Farhan antv 2009
 Israel מונית הכסף
Monit HaKesef (The Money Taxi)
Ido Rozenblum Keshet 12 19 May 2007
 Italy Cash Taxi Marco Berry Sky Uno
 Jamaica Claro Cash Cab Felisha Lord
Wayne W. Whyte
Television Jamaica 15 November 2010
 Japan キャッシュキャブ
Toshihiro Ito Fuji TV 1 March 2008
 Kazakhstan Такси
Murat Ospanov NTK 2009
 Lithuania Pinigų taksi Karina Krysko LNK 30 June 2008
 Malaysia Teksi Tunai Bob Lokman Astro Prima 2007
 Mexico Taxi Cash Andrés Bustamante Televisa 28 January 2008
 Netherlands Cash Cab Kurt Rogiers
Edo Brunner
BNN 2006
 Peru Gana Taxi Carlos Vílchez Frecuencia Latina 2011
 Philippines Cash Cab Philippines Ryan Agoncillo AXN Philippines 22 December 2015[3]
 Poland Taxi Dariusz Lech TV4 8 September 2005
Taxi kasa Kamil Baleja Super Polsat 10 March 2018
 Romania Cash Taxi Cătălin Cazacu Kanal D 30 July 2018
 Russia Такси
Alex Kulichkov
Eugene Rybov
TNT 20 December 2005
 Serbia Кеш такси
Keš taksi
Ivan Ivanović Fox televizija
reruns on Prva Plus
12 January 2007[4]
 Slovakia Taxík Peter Kočiš Jednotka 2012
 Slovenia Taksi: Kviz z Jožetom Jože Robežnik RTV SLO 2016
 Spain Taxi, taxi Joan Domínguez
( Madrid)
Telemadrid 2006
¡Taxi! Manolo Sarriá
( Andalusia)
Canal Sur 2 18 January 2010
Taxi Miki Nadal y Manolo Sarriá
( Spain)
laSexta 2013
 Sweden Fredrik Belfrage Discovery Channel
 Taiwan 黃金計程車
Gold Taxi
David Chao (趙正平)
Vincent Liang (梁赫群)
Gui Gui (鬼鬼)
ECT 22 April 2009
 Thailand แท็กซีมหาเศรษฐี
Cash Cab Thailand
Ball Chernyim (บอล เชิญยิ้ม)
Jeab Chernyim (เจี๊ยบ เชิญยิ้ม)
Passakorn Ponlaboon (ใบเฟิร์น พัสกร พลบูรณ์)
Modernine TV 2 March 2015
 Ukraine Таксi
Gregory Herman 1+1 2006–2008
 United States Cash Cab Ben Bailey Discovery Channel 5 December 2005
Cash Cab: After Dark 9 August 2007
Cash Cab: Las Vegas 2010
Cash Cab: Chicago Beth Melewski 14 February 2011
 Vietnam Taxi May Mắn Hiếu Hiền HTV7 19 October 2012

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bio: Adam Wood" Archived 26 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in Chinese)Official site
  3. ^ Buan-Deveza, Reyma (9 December 2015). "Judy Ann to give birth on Christmas or New Year?". ABS-CBN Corporation. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  4. ^ Lawyer drives Cach Taxi

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