Buses on Screen > Television > Television L > Lovejoy (BBC comedy drama series, 1986-94)

Lovejoy (BBC comedy drama series, 1986-94)
Episode 1.3 The Sting
This early episode of the popular show about a shady antiques dealer features a shot of the rear of an Eastern Counties Bristol RELL/Eastern Coachworks parked in Bury St Edmunds; I had believed it was RELL6G RL522 (HPW521L), but Julian Patterson has the advantage of local knowledge and identifies it as RL503 (APW503J), which was based at Bury St Edmunds for much of its life.
Later scenes in London feature London Transport standard Routemaster RM993 (WLT993) on route 52 from Willesden garage, and an unidentified RML followed by an RM:
Episode 1:4: Friends, Romans and Enemies
Phil Groocock notes Lovejoy (Ian McShane) travelling on Eastern Counties RL686 (DRX630K), a 1972 Bristol RELL6G/Eastern Coachworks new as Thames Valley 491.

Episode 2:5 Who Dares Sings
Lovejoy (Ian McShane) and Lady Jane Felsham (Phyllis Logan) are seen travelling on an Eastern Counties Leyland National Mk 1 - interior view only:

Episode 2:6 One Born Every Minute
Tinker Dill (Dudley Sutton) catches Chambers, Bures C668WRT (Bedford YMT/Duple Dominant bus) to Braintree in Essex. It displays Colchester as its destination:
Mike Lloyd noted in January 2003: "C668WRT passed from Chambers, Bures to White Bus Services, Winkfield, Windsor in October 1995 and is still running for them on their local network of bus services."
Episode 3:10 Kids Episode co-starring Mel Martin has brief footage of a yellow/red Plaxton Paramount coach of Brandons waiting for a tour party visiting a stately home. Ian Hardie identifies this as PNH183 of Brandons of Blackmore End, near Braintree, Essex.

Episode 4:9 They Call Me Midas
Sees Tinker and Eric riding on Eastern National (thanks Ian Hardie) 0719 (C457BHY), an ex Badgerline Ford Transit/Dormobile in green/yellow 'Little Green Bus' livery, heading for Potter Street, Harlow in Essex:
Created with Boltwire.
All the movies, TV programmes and clips referred to remain the copyright of their respective owners, and no infringement is intended by reproducing screen captures on this website.
Click here for information about how Buses on Screen uses cookies.