Woods Travel coach in TV starring role
The BBC has released details of its new TV comedy drama, coming on 9 April, starring the inimitable Toby Jones as a coach driver. We bring you the trailer, featuring a coach from the Woods of Bognor fleet
Part one of six is on BBC2, 10pm, Tuesday 9 April
Toby Jones has followed the lead of his Detectorists co-star Mackenzie Crook and penned his own TV comedy series, BBC2’s darkly funny Don’t Forget The Driver, Radio Times says.
Co-written with playwright Tim Crouch, the series is set in Bognor Regis, and follows Peter Green (Jones), a coach driver whose dull existence is upended by one extraordinary day.
Erin Kellyman, who played Eponine in BBC1’s recent adaptation of Les Misérables and a rebel leader in Solo: A Star Wars Story, plays Kayla Green, Peter’s daughter.
Danny Kirrane, who has appeared in Poldark and Game of Thrones, plays Squeaky Dave and Dino Kelly (Peaky Blinders, Silent Witness) is Lech, while Olivier winner Marcia Warren (Vicious, Inside Number 9) plays Peter’s mum Joy and Kiri’s Claire Rushbrook portrays Fran.
The series follows Peter Green, a coach driver based in Bognor Regis, who’s struggling to balance his work alongside raising his unruly daughter, Kayla, and look after his mother Joy — all while his twin brother is living the life of Riley out in Australia.
When Peter comes across a body on Bognor beach one day, little does he know that his life is about to change irrevocably — and that there’s an unexpected passenger onboard his coach.
Supplier of the vehicles for the series appears to be Woods of Bognor – using one or both of its VDL Futuras, with their luxury sapphire-and-tan interiors