The Problems with the Easter Doctor Who Special.
Yes there are some.
The 200 does not go anywhere near Victoria or Brixton. In fact it goes from Raynes Park to Mitcham, via Wimbledon and Colliers Wood.
The bus was a Bristol VR. As any researcher worth their salt knows, London Buses would never stoop to running a bus last manufactured in 1981. In fact most London Buses have an average age of around 6 years old! And back in the 1980s, London Buses would never have run a Bristol. No way.
And the VR is not even accessible! Every London bus is accessible. TfL mandate it.
Oh and the 200 does not go near a tunnel, yet alone through one.
Even if it was going to Victoria, not Mitcham. Cos the Blackwall Tunnel is nowhere near the route between Brixton and Victoria. And nor is the Strand Underpass. And I mock the person who’d decide to take a double decker bus into the Strand Underpass! They’d soon have no roof!
And that reminds me. The 200 is a single decker bus. Well except when London General (or “Go-ahead London London General” as their new logo suggests we call them) run out of them and bung on a double decker instead. An accessible one of course. Cos Go-ahead London London General would never put an inaccessible bus on the road. Oh no.
Oh yeah, and London bus number indicators – the thing on the front – are NEVER three different blinds used to make up a three digit number. They’re only ever a single blind with the three digit number crammed on.
And Oyster Card ticket machines just don’t look like that. Nor is the bus driver ever friendly. And where’s his safety screen? Can’t have a London bus driver going around without fifteen tonnes of plastic safely cutting him off from the public!
And just who on earth are City Roam anyway? I mean. C’mon. This is London for goodness sake. Who ever heard of a small scale, independent bus operator in a major city? I mean. It’s Thatcher’s biggest legacy, surely? The disbandment of several large scale bus operators owned by the public, so that they could be replaced by several years later by several large scale bus operators owned by shareholders.
I mean, it’s just a complete outrage.
More than that. It’s a scandal.
Do these people not do research? Is this really the state modern television is in? Where basic facts aren’t even bothered with?
It’s fakery! It’s fakery beyond belief!
I demand that the whole episode is remade! Instead of the Doctor’s rickety double decker going missing in a tunnel, he can go missing in a modern, sleek single decker, somewhere near the Tesco Metro at South Wimbledon. And UNIT can assemble near the Colliers Wood Tower. It could do with the bullets and bombs.
And if I don’t get it… Well I have no choice, other than to call for… nay, DEMAND, a complete boycott of the licence fee.
BBC fakery must die. It’s time to clean up television. This outrage cannot be allowed to continue. Have no fear. I’m not going to let this rest. I’m going straight to Number 10 on this one!