Britain’s Bus Crisis – on iPlayer Now

"Britain’s Bus Crisis – on iPlayer Now"

Panorama’s Richard Bilton travels coast to coast across the north of England to see the reality of Britain’s battered bus network. From rising fares, congestion and abandoned services to hi-tech, green buses and overcrowding, Panorama finds out what people want to see changed. 

In February 2020 we crossed part of the country by bus – coast to coast from Redcar to Blackpool. I supported self-shooting director Nick Blakemore, shooting mostly GVs – buses, bus stops, moody skies, dogs on walls and torrential rain in Blackpool – along with second camera on interviews.

Glad to be part of this project with a great team. Beyond buses, it touches on broader national issues; London-centrism and isolated communities – overlooked by politicians and a clue to today’s political landscape.

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Credit: Camera
Reporter: Richard Bilton
Directed by Nick Blakemore & Alys Cummings
Executive Producer: Diana Martin

Broadcaster: BBC One

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