04/01/2011

BBC Four - Forthcoming coach documentary

Not to be missed is Timesh
ift: The Golden Age Of Coach Travel which airs at 2100 tomorrow (5th January 2011) on BBC Four.

From BBC Four Timeshift website
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Documentary which takes a glorious journey back to the 1950s, when the coach was king. From its early origins in the charabanc, the coach had always been the people's form of transport.

Cheaper and more flexible than the train, it allowed those who had travelled little further than their own villages and towns a first heady taste of exploration and freedom. It was a safe capsule on wheels frow which to venture out into a wider world.

The distinctive livery of the different coach companies was part of a now lost world, when whole communities crammed into coach after coach en route to pleasure spots like Blackpool, Margate and Torquay. With singsongs, toilet stops and the obligatory pub halt, it didn't matter how long it took to get there because the journey was all part of the adventure.


Also not to be missed is Timeshift: The Modern Age Of Coach Travel which airs at 2100 on the 12th January 2011 on BBC Four