Timeshift – The Golden Age of Coach Travel 4 December 2021: Saturday on BBC Four
Documentary which takes a glorious journey back to the 1950s, when the coach was king. From its early origins in the charabanc, the coach had always been the people’s form of transport. Cheaper and more flexible than the train, it allowed those who had travelled little further than their own villages and towns a first heady taste of exploration and freedom. It was a safe capsule on wheels from which to venture out into a wider world.
The distinctive livery of the different coach companies was part of a now-lost world, when whole communities crammed into coach after coach en route to pleasure spots like Blackpool, Margate and Torquay. With singsongs, toilet stops and the obligatory pub halt, it didn’t matter how long it took to get there because the journey was all part of the adventure.
- Try Amazon Prime Video FREE / PureVPN – Stream US/UK Shows Worldwide
- Watched the show? Join the discussion and leave a comment below!
Documentary series which ranges widely over Britain’s social and cultural history, its narrative-led storytelling offering a richly immersive and varied window onto the past.
This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Latest Episodes of Timeshift
- Timeshift – Hurricanes and Heatwaves: The Highs and Lows of British Weather 18 January 2022: Tuesday on BBC Four
- Timeshift – Killer Storms and Cruel Winters: The History of Extreme Weather 4 January 2022: Tuesday on BBC Four
- Timeshift – The Last Days of the Liners 2 January 2022: Sunday on BBC Four
- Timeshift – Jet Set 1 January 2022: Saturday on BBC Four
- Timeshift – Stuffed: The Great British Christmas Dinner 22 December 2021: Wednesday on BBC Four
Latest Episodes on BBC Four
About BBC Four
BBC Fouris an British television network, and is one of the main television networks in the United Kingdom. It broadcasts in English.
Some of the most popular shows and programs on BBC include:
- Strictly Come Dancing
- Line of Duty
- The Capture
- Inside No. 9
- Holby City
- The Night Manager
- Top Gear
Television in the United Kingdom
The main United Kingdom networks are:
- BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
- BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four
- ITV (Independent Television)
- ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4
- Channel 4
- Channel 5
You will find articles on all your favourite TV shows on every network, everyday on TV Everyday!