This is one of the best 'nostalgia' dvds I have watched, providing a fascinating glimpse into a simpler time. The primitive technology used to keep track of the progress of the buses was interesting to see, and it provided an explanation of how and why we so often had to put up with the infuriating "All change please and get on the bus behind" experience. Was this the first known use of the now familiar barcodes? As is so often the case with films and documentaries of the period, it is rather startling to see how much smoking occured in those days compared to now, and how many advertisements there were for 'smokes' on the street and buses. Interesting, too, to see how much more ethnically diverse London has become.
The quality is good considering the age of the material. The Round London Sightseeing segment, though, adds nothing to the viewing experience and compares poorly to the other chapters, and a little effort could surely have put into editing out some of the repeated segments in the silent chapter, interesting though that was. But overall, this is highly recommended.