Dawn Gets Naked<a (BBC documentary, 2008)


2008 documentary by presenter Dawn Porter, who according to the BBC website 'bares all in order to reveal how our idea of perfection has been perverted to fit the demands of the beauty industry.' The programme makes some interesting points; the climax is a hilarious open top bus ride around London during which a group of women of all shapes and ages strip off and wave to passers-by. The (male) driver shakes his head with a smile and keeps his clothes on....
The escapade begins calmly enough with smart MCW Metroliner B240LRA being decorated with side adverts featuring Ms Porter naked but airbrushed. The bus is with Stowmarket-based Travel with Hunny, but still carries internal advertising for previous operator the Original London Sightseeing Tour. It was new as City of Oxford 901 in 1985. It's also festooned with pink balloons; as Dawn sits upstairs with a mannequin on the way to pick up the other girls, there's no hint of the mayhem to follow:
Accompanying B240LRA is Imperial Bus GFS448N, a Leyland Atlantean AN68/Alexander new to Lothian Transport, used as a camera platform, and seen from time to time in background:
Once the girls board, (most of) their clothes come off:
The reaction of passersby and tourists is priceless:
Several Mercedes Citaro artics appear, also Arriva London's VLA176 (LJ55BVH), a Volvo B7TL/Alexander:
B240LRA appears in a similar role in Kathy Griffin - My Life on the D List

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