Will Self's Great British Bus Journey - Omnibus

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Will Self goes on a 1,000-mile tour of the UK, travelling only by bus and coach.

Will Self embarks on a 1000 mile tour of the UK travelling only by bus and coach, exploring urban Britain and British identity at a time of flux.

Bus and coach windows afford Will a different perspective on the nation. His eschews the brights lights of the big cities, heading instead for smaller urban centres. His objective is to speak to Britons about how they view their cities and themselves in 2018. In this first edition, Will's journey takes him to Plymouth, once the cockpit of British naval power - a time when national identity was clear and certain.

Over ten programmes and two weeks, Will's trip takes him to Swansea, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Preston, Middlesbrough, East Kilbride and Derry-Londonderry. In the fish and chip shops, the B&Bs, the pubs and car repair garages, Will debates the state of British identity - and discovers that Britain today has become a highly debatable land.

Producer: Laurence Grissell.

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Will Self goes on a 1,000-mile tour of the UK, travelling only by bus and coach.

Will Self continues his 1000 mile tour of the UK by bus and coach, assessing a bold civic experiment in Preston.

Bus and coach windows afford Will a different perspective on the nation. He eschews the brights lights of the big cities, heading instead for smaller urban centres. His objective is to speak to Britons about how they view their cities and themselves in 2018. In the course of his enquiries, he discovers Britain has become a highly debatable land.

Today he stops off in Preston and visits a local mosque as well as assessing a bold civic experiment dubbed The Preston Model.

Also this week, Will visits Middlesbrough, East Kilbride and Derry-Londonderry, concluding his journey on the Irish border.

Producer: Laurence Grissell.