Steve Carver becomes a coach holiday courier and takes a party of 34 people on a six-day tour of South Devon.
In search of the perfect holiday job, last summer, in Dancing Round The Med, Steve Carver tried his hand at being a gentleman host on a cruise ship.
This summer, as the recession bites and with a thought for the environment, Steve is trying his hand as a coach holiday courier, courtesy of Johnsons Coaches based in the Midlands.
They run coach holidays all over Britain and the continent throughout the year. Their staff are experienced, their customers loyal and mainly over the age of 70.
On a wet June morning, Steve cheerily greets his passengers as they board the bus but, within five minutes, some customers are complaining they've been given the wrong seats, while others are concerned their luggage has not been loaded.
Steve has the skill and experience of fellow courier, Val, and driver Paul, to fall back on when the going gets tough. Val knows when indigestion is disguising itself as a heart attack and can remain cool when customers complain their room in a hotel in the centre of Cardiff has no sea view. Paul confides how to put a positive spin on getting lost and why one should never underestimate the power of a boiled sweet.
As a novice courier, he will be nursed through initial teething problems by his experienced driver Paul and fellow courier Val. They have seen it all before: lost teeth, complaints about the lack of a sea view in Cardiff and indigestion masquerading as a heart attack.
Will Steve manage to last the course of the full six days, returning all his customers with their luggage, happy and relaxed after a fun-filled holiday touring round Torquay?
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Length : 00:27:44
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