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Who Dares Wins (1982, Lewis Collins, Judy Davis)
While infiltrating a terrorist group, SAS officer Captain Skellen (Collins) loses a man following him by suddenly switching buses in Trafalgar Square. He gets off London Transport RTW75 (KGK575), an 8 feet wide all-Leyland Titan PD2.....
and boards RTL68 (JXN391):
Leon Daniels comments: "We had some tremendous bus scenes in Who Dares Wins....The exterior sequence where Lewis Collins is using the open platform of the bus to evade someone following him exposes 'Brakell Omnibus Sales' on the lower rear advert panel!
Also seen is a Kenzies Duple Dominant II bodied coach.
As Collins gets off the second bus, it is passed by an AEC Routemaster on service 88. At the very beginning of the movie a London Transport Leyland B20 Fleetline is seen.
Used as transport by a military band is a gold coach LGW939K - Martin Ingle identifies this as a rare Leyland Terrier with Lex body new to BOAC: "At the time of filming it was owned by the studio's local operator Jack Crump (Denham Coaches)." Note the Leyland Tiger Cub badge.
"I seem to remember driving around Trafalgar Square many hundreds of times that day," Leon Daniels adds: "The interior scene, in which Lew Collins' contact with the SAS is murdered, is the top deck of RTW467. (467 has no exterior shots in the film). RTW75 had, for some time in that period, its green rexine painted red inside, so as to more resemble a Routemaster (none of which were available for filming at that time, other than RM3)."
There is a curious sequence early in the movie which shows a Hovertravel SRN6 hovercraft arriving on a beach, possibly at Southsea, followed by a car being driven through Customs. The SRN6 was a passenger-only craft - it was the much larger SRN4 that carried cars!
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