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Channel 5 orders “On the Buses”

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned the ob-doc bus driver series On the Buses from The Garden Productions and GroupM Entertainment.
July 31, 2013

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned an ob-doc series about bus drivers from The Garden Productions and GroupM Entertainment.

On the Buses (eight x 60-minutes, working title) follows the staff at East Yorkshire Motor Services, a family-run bus company that operates in Hull, Scarborough and the surrounding areas. The cast will feature drivers, passengers and executives and operations employees working in the board room and the control room.

The executive producers are Spencer Kelly for The Garden and Tony Moulsdale and Melanie Darlaston for GroupM Entertainment. The series producer is Rob Rawlings. Emma Westcott commissioned the show for Channel 5.

On the Buses will begin airing in early 2014.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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