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The Modern Age of the Coach

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 away-days 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.

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1 hour

Last on

Thu 14 Apr 2016 00:20


Role Contributor
NarratorJulian Rhind-Tutt
ProducerAndy Mosse
Series ProducerBen Southwell
Executive ProducerMichael Poole