James W. Nichol has been a prominent playwright in Canada since 1970. Midnight Cab was a immensely popular radio drama he wrote. One of
the best series airing as part of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The Mystery Project was "Midnight Cab", which was aired in three runs
of 13 episodes, 9 episodes, and 13 episodes (making a total of 35 episodes for the series). The first series probably ran in 1992, with the second
series going into 1993-1994. The third series, I think aired around 1996. It also evidently made an appearance on Australian radio circa 1996.
The show starred David Ferry as Walker Devereaux, a young man, rather gullible and naive, from Bear River (north of Lake Superior) who comes
to Toronto in order to become an author and winds up driving a cab on the midnight shift. From the start, he keeps running into problems (such as
that body that someone left in the trunk of his cab), and he solves the mysteries with the help of (later to become his girlfriend), wheelchair-bound
Krista Papadopoulos (who dispatches cabs) played by Jacqueline Samuda, Alfonso Piatelli (his boss), and Metro Police Inspector Wilfred Kiss (a
friendly homicide cop) played by Neil Munro. Each episode is fairly self-contained, but the series builds on its past episodes as well, so we see
Walker's developing relationship with Krista, his coming to terms with the big city. In 2002, James W. Nichol released Midnight Cab a book
based on the popular radio show.

         
Note:  There is some language and  mature content. About a PG rating.
David Ferry
Midnight Cab
Jacqueline Samuda
List Of Shows
James W. Nichol
Midnight Cab, won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First
Novel, and was short listed for the CWA Gold Dagger.
92-11-14 The Mystery Of The Blue-Eyed Man
92-11-21 The Mystery Of 22 Crier Drive
92-11-28 The Mystery Of The Horse-Faced Man
92-12-05 The Mystery Of The Motherless Child
92-12-12 The Mystery Of The Falling Man
92-12-19 The Mystery Of The Face in the Window
92-12-26 The Mystery Of The Child Holding a Dove
93-01-02 The Mystery Of The Outdoorsman
93-01-09 The Mystery Of The Screaming Woman
93-01-16 The Mystery Of The Drowning Man
93-01-23 The Mystery Of The Friendless Man
93-01-30 The Mystery Of The Vanishing Cab
93-02-06 The Mystery Of The Great Escape
93-12-08 The Mystery Of The Silver Rings
93-12-15 The Mystery Of The Great Man
94-01-05 The Mystery Of The Locked Room
94-01-12 The Mystery Of The Screaming Kettle
94-01-19 The Mystery Of The Lost Child
94-01-26 The Mystery Of The Family Portrait
94-02-02 The Mystery Of The Red Headed Man
94-02-09 The Mystery Of The Perfect Daughter
94-02-16 The Mystery Of The Unsolicited Manuscript
94-02-23 The Mystery Of The White-Eyed Cat
94-03-02 The Mystery Of The Unfit Mother
96-01-20 The Mystery Of The Secret Letters
96-01-27 The Mystery Of The Long Lost Brother
96-02-03 The Mystery Of The Back Door Key
96-02-10 The Mystery Of The Hidden Man
96-02-17 The Mystery Of The Olde Tyme Piano
96-02-24 The Mystery Of The Angry Son
96-03-02 The Mystery Of The Desperate Man
96-03-06 The Mystery Of The Woman In Black
96-03-13 The Mystery Of The Wounded Poem
96-03-23 The Mystery Of The Laughing Clock
96-03-27 The Mystery Of The Soft-Hearted Man