Laurence Llewelyn-Bown and Diarmuid Gavin with our Triumph TR4a
Laurence Llewelyn-Bown and Diarmuid Gavin with our Triumph TR4a
28th November 2000
Those of you who are avid viewers of the gardening and DIY programmes may have seen The Open Road's Triumph TR4a driven by Diarmuid Gavin and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen for one of the Autumn 2000 series of Home Front Inside Out, filmed around the Cotswold villages near Banbury.


The BBC Producer thought it would be fitting transport for filming the stars as they drove round the countryside in search of materials for the project. Indeed, the Triumph TR4a, as with all the cars in our fleet, was designed just for that; enjoying the drive through the beautiful scenery of rural Britain.





As the Cotswold villages are made from the local stone, the BBC even took the car down into the local quarry for one filming session.  We knew this before we even saw the programme on the air, it needed considerably more cleaning than normal on its return.


For edited highlights of the programme, just the bits featuring our TR4A, click on the YouTube play button (left).


There is one other small thing that comes out of this piece of filming and the accompanying publicity. 


I would like to go round to Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's house for a coffee and put my feet up on his coffee table!  See picture above to see his boot resting on the rear wing of our TR4A. 


That's no way to treat a classic car!



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