On The Yorkshire Buses

Channel 5 (ended 2014)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • The End of the Road

      East Yorkshire Motor Services and chief engineer Derek are up for a prestigious award, Brian pulls out all the stops when the circus comes to Hull, and in Scarborough Paul is hanging up his seafront supervisor's jacket and planning to go out with a bang.

    • All Aboard the Night Bus

      This time, the drivers find themselves playing host to Hull's university students as the new term begins and the bus company lays on special services for freshers' week. Driver Mark christens the nightly student singsong "busioke". In Scarborough, tempers are frayed as unannounced improvement works begin on an office at the depot. With debris flying around the office, the plain-speaking Union boss wastes no time telling the company managers exactly what he thinks.

    • The Road to Hull
      The Road to Hull
      Episode 6

      In Hull, depot manager Ken faces a week of headaches when major roadworks and a protest march disrupt services. In Scarborough, takings are down on the open-top bus tours until a 15-strong hen party arrives for a night on the town.

    • Life in the Bus Lane

      In this episode, a disagreement over a pay deal reaches crisis point, leading to the threat of industrial action. However, everyone pulls together for the annual Big Bus Day in Hull which features a few surprises, including an appearance by one of London's new-style Routemasters. But is the surprise too big to keep under wraps until the big day?

    • Breaking Buses
      Breaking Buses
      Episode 4

      Documentary series following East Yorkshire Motor Services, Britain's biggest family-run bus company, as they deliver 63,000 passenger trips daily. Following a difficult start to the school term, Peter Shipp has spent over half a million pounds on new five buses for his fleet - but is now lacking drivers. Among the hopefuls are Richard Trevilcook, who will be swapping a past work history in communications with learning how to manoeuvre a 30-foot-long vehicle. Plus, there is drama at the depot when a mysterious runaway bus crashes into one of Peter's new ones.

    • Back to School
      Back to School
      Episode 3

      The start of the school term puts drivers under pressure as every vehicle in the fleet is needed to keep services running. Unfortunately, two buses which fail to start and one with a broken window means that the fast action response team of engineers need to be called in. With passenger complaints mounting as road works cause further delays, boss Peter Shipp calls a crisis meeting.

    • The Heat Is On!
      The Heat Is On!
      Episode 2

      Hull's bus drivers face the hottest summer for seven years, which is not helped when the air conditioner in the the East Yorkshire Motor Services control room breaks down.

    • Summer Holiday
      Summer Holiday
      Episode 1

      The school holidays have arrived, meaning that many drivers at East Yorkshire Motor Services are away, leading to a staff shortage. Controller Simon attempts to juggle timetables and drivers to keep the services moving.