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Will Self takes a 1,000-mile tour of the UK by bus and coach, exploring urban Britain and British identity at a time of flux.

Will Self's Great British Bus Journey BBC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 81 Ratings

Will Self takes a 1,000-mile tour of the UK by bus and coach, exploring urban Britain and British identity at a time of flux.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

wheeelertron ,

All Aboard The Night Bus

A wry-and-yet-earnest/honest poetic-dystopic journey though Not So Great Britain, pulled off with Will Self’s characteristic wit and mastery of the English language, a journey well worth making I say!

MattLinaker ,

A journey through post brexit Britain.

Will travels by bus and interviews locals about their lives, their jobs and how they voted in the brexit referendum. Will Self is respectful and fair as he discusses local politics. Well worth a listen to one of the greatest living authors Britain has.

Bashful brutalist ,

Anti-salubrioius

Great listen, enjoyed it all. References to Preston Bus Station and a patch of mud in Middlesborough are my highlights. Neither turgid nor facile, sincere and respectful towards participants. I liked how train travel between minor cities of faded glory was eschewed for being too glamourous. If you like droll, this is for you. Will Self's lexicon is the real star.

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