Skip to Main Content
Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Footer
Sign in / Register
TV On Demand
Film on TV
Film On Demand
The Route Masters: Running London's Roads: On the Buses
E3 of 6
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Pinterest
Share on Google Plus
Share on Reddit
Email to a friend
London runs on its buses. The capital’s fleet of 8,500 vehicles carries more passengers than the Tube. In this week’s episode of an enchanting series, we follow a handful of drivers on a day’s work: “If people put an effort in, I wait,” says a bus driver as a woman passenger runs to catch up.
The Route Masters
has found a remarkably cheery bunch of drivers, including Alex, an old hand, who says “good morning” to all his passengers and is perturbed that most don’t return the greeting. We wallow in nostalgia as we board a beloved Routemaster bus and there’s a chat with the Mayor about his “Boris Buses”.
More people now travel by bus in London each day than in the rest of the UK combined. In this episode, drivers talk about the pressures they are under and how the behaviour of passengers has changed over the years. Plus, there is an insight into the work of the controllers who must hit strict targets to ensure services stay on track, and the impact of a new vehicle inspired by the classic Routemaster is assessed as it hits the streets.
Cast & Crew
Full Episode Guide
What was the point of Airport Live?
What did the live element add to the documentary about Heathrow Airport, asks David Crawford
Emmerdale: watch Tom dodge Debbie's questions - see the brand-new scene
Coronation Street: Gemma gets relationship advice from Rita - watch the brand-new scene
Coronation Street heartbreak: see Rana pour her heart out to Kate - watch the scene
Coronation Street: see Gary get angry with Faye for doubting Anna's innocence - watch the scene