10/01/2011

BBC Four Forthcoming Coach Documentary - Part 2

Part two of BBC Four's timeshift series focusing on the history of coach travel 'The Modern Age Of Coach Travel' airs at 9pm on Wednesday 12th January 2011

From BBC Four Timeshift website...
Documentary which brings the story of the coach up to date, as it explores the most recent phase of Britain's love affair with group travel on four wheels - from school trips and football awaydays to touring with bands and 'magic bus' overland treks to India.

The establishment of the National Coach Company may have standardised the livery and the experience of mainstream coach travel in the 1970s, but a multitude of alternative offerings meant the coach retained its hold on the public imagination, with even striking miners and New Age travellers getting in on a very British act.