TV Review – ‘Great British Car Journeys’ – Episode 2

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

We’re back this week for another episode of ‘Great British Car Journeys’ with Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison, shown on Channel 4. Last week in Episode 1, Chris and Peter took a vintage road trip in Scotland. For this week, the ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ duo take a road trip into England.

I enjoyed the second episode of ‘Great British Car Journeys’ very much. It was nice to see and hear Chris and Peter share their nostalgia about road journeys they used to have when they were kids. Peter gets a chance to share with Chris a ‘Davison’ family tradition of having roadside picnics in this.

In the second episode, Chris and Peter take a journey by travelling on the A30 from London, through the ever-changing English countryside, to Cornwall and Land’s End. Thankfully this car journey was less treacherous than Scotland was. Chris and Peter drive through the Yorkshire Dales in the episode.

I enjoyed it when Chris and Peter got the chance to ride in some dodgem cars at a fairground on the journey. It was equally fun when Chris and Peter visited a castle in Cornwall where it is said that the King Arthur legend is there. Peter is sceptical whilst Chris is keenly convinced which was so amusing.

I liked the use of 1930s music being played in the background of this episode as well as for the rest of the series. Chris and Peter get to see and ride in vintage cars belonging to aficionado owners. It must have been tense for Chris and Peter when the vintage vehicles sometimes went out of control.

I’m curious about how Peter can pick up Chris at the beginning of each episode in his Morgan 4/4 when the two could’ve carried on from where they last left off e.g. Scotland. 😀 Also, is the Morgan 4/4 really Peter’s? I’ll have to ask him next time I see him at a convention or a comic con in future. 😀

It was funny when Chris and Peter drove in the Morgan 4/4 with the cover down, because it’s dry…only for it to rain heavily afterwards. And this is when they’re on a busy road. I wished Chris and Peter could’ve stopped in order to put the cover back up. Thankfully they got to Land’s End safely. 😀

I’ve enjoyed ‘Great British Car Journeys’ with Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison so far. It’ll be very sad when it’ll soon be over by next week. I’m glad I’ve seen Chris and Peter together. They clearly share a great camaraderie together, being firm life-long friends since the ‘All Creatures’ days.

Next time, Chris and Peter take a vintage car journey into Wales.

Stay tuned for my review on the third and final episode of ‘Great British Car Journeys’ next week!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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