Channel 5 to go 'on the buses' with new observational series!

Interesting news!

Press release issued yesterday by Channel 5...

The Garden Productions have been commissioned to make an 8 x 60 min character-led observational series with GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5 about a family run bus company operating in Hull, Scarborough and the surrounding areas.

The series has the working title, ‘On the Buses’ and will feature the staff of East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) as they go about their work during through the busy summer of 2013.

The series will feature the general operations of the company from top to bottom; with crews filming behind the scenes in the board room and the control room, the canteens, the bus terminals and out on the buses - featuring a characterful cast of drivers and of course their passengers.

The series will offer a real insight into what it’s like to be a bus driver, the pressures they have to work under and how they keep themselves smiling.

David Wise, The Garden Productions said, “We’re thrilled to be making our first series for Channel 5, to work with GroupM Entertainment and with East Yorkshire Motor Service’s warm and welcoming team”.

The series is scheduled for broadcast in early 2014.

On a separate note, Channel 5's brand new 8 part observational series featuring the work of First Great Western trains is expected to begin airing later this month.