Armchair Britain (BBC documentary compilation, 2018-)


A compilation series featuring footage from various locations around Britain.

Episode 1.01: Cornwall:
A Great Western Railway bus at Lands End and a distant Duple bodied coach:

Episode 1.03: The Highlands:
A Leyland Tiger at speed and a Plaxton bodied coach in the snow:

Episode 1.04: Liverpool:
We don't see much of this 'Magical History Tour' coach:

Episode 1.05: Blackpool:
This episode repeats some of the footage featured in the earlier compilation Blackpool on Film, including the mistaken inclusion of East Kent Leyland Titan JG8217:
.....but with additional trams:

Episode 1.06: Bristol:
Bristol footage includes Bristol Ks:
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....and this Bristol Lodekka open topper in National Bus Company white:
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More recent footage looks at the Biobus (YT13YUK), a Scania K270UB/Alexander powered by human waste, which was introduced in 2013. It is seen here on Bath Bus Company's airport service, and later served on First Bristol's route 2:
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Lastly there's footage of sightseers viewing the Severn Bore, and Bristol 220, a 1950 Bedford OB/Duple which also appeared in Worzel Gummidge

Episode 1.07: The Dales:
More recycled footage, this time from The Yorkshire Dales on Film, of Pennine Motors NWT329 (1954 Leyland Royal Tiger/Roe), I believe originally from The Camera and the Song.
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Episode 1.08: South Wales:
Nice to see AIG7814, the 1990 Mercedes 814D used for 'Dave's Coaches' in Gavin and Stacey giving tours from Barry Island:
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Episode 1.09: Newcastle:
A briefly-seen tram:
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Episode 1.10: Brighton:
One of the final 1967 batch of the classic Southdown Leyland Titan/Northern Counties 'Queen Mary' class, at Brighton railway station:
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Brighton Corporation Daimler Fleetline:
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These scenes of rioting on the Hastings seafront feature Maidstone and District vehicles, the first unidentifiable, the second one of a trio of longlived AEC Regals new in 1946/7 which had their Beadle bodywork converted to open top in 1958, the third a Leyland Atlantean:
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Lastly, this is an older Leyland Titan Queen Mary:
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