Play It Cool (1962, Billy Fury, Dennis Price)


Michael Winner's first feature film as director sees singer Billy Fury star as 'Billy Universe' in a musical adventure from Gatwick Airport to London and back. The film is notable for appearances by Shane Fenton (later to become Alvin Stardust) and Helen Shapiro. For the bus fan it's interesting for views of YXH853, a 1960 Bedford SB3/Duple Super Vega of Jack Crump's Denham Coaches:
On the airport apron there's another Duple coach, probably also a Bedford SB:
The London footage features numerous RT family buses in traffic:
....before we return to Gatwick and YHX853:
Also of historical interest is the appearance behind Billy Fury of an RAF English Electric Canberra. WH912 was a Canberra B2 used as a testbed for the Airpass radar and fire-control system at RAE Farnborough:

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