Journeying through rural South Wales, passengers on a community bus reveal all the joys, challenges and quirks of growing old. Set in the Brecon Beacons this is a funny, heartwarming documentary capturing life on board a Dial-A-Ride bus. A lifeline for many older people in the UK, these charity-funded services offer door-to-door transport to those living in remote communities. Through a mix of fly-on-the-wall moments and intimate interviews we get to know the passengers and their stories. World War II veteran George still has nightmares about the Dunkirk landings, flirtatious pub landlady Rosie sets pulses racing among the men on her shopping trip, and engineer Brian shares the surprising conversations he has with his dead wife. As the bus meanders through the hills, volunteer driver Lyndon banters and jokes with the passengers, delivering them home to their doorstep with a friendly ‘ta-ra for now’. This is a touching, poetic short film that celebrates seniority, makes audiences laugh and cry, and encourages people to rethink what it means to grow old in the UK.


United Kingdom

Directed by:

Tom Huntingford, George Cowie