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The Cast of The Double DeckersThe Double Deckers  - A youthful gang of boys and girls who hang out in a London junkyard on the British children's series HERE COME THE DOUBLE DECKERS!/ABC/1970-72. The Double Decker's base of operation was a reconverted Double Decker bus.

The kids in the gang included Michael Auderson as Brains; Gillian Bailey as Billie; Bruce Clark as Sticks; Peter Firth as Scooper; Brinsley Forde as Spring; Debbie Russ as Tiger; and Douglas Simmonds as Doughnut. Melvyn Hayes appeared as the kid's adult friend, Albert.

The series was filmed at the Associated British Picture Corporation Studios in Borehamwood (Elstree) and later the EMI-MGM Studios. In America, the series 17 episodes ran from September 12, 1970 to September 17, 1972 on the ABC Network. The Double-Deckers first aired on the BBC from September 12, 1970 to January 2, 1971.

TRIVIA NOTE: The sign in the gang's scrap yard HQ which reads "London 17 miles" is an in-joke, because that is actually the distance from the film studios in Borehamwood to London where the series is supposed to be set! In the 1980's, Brinsley Forde was the lead singer of the reggae band, Aswad.


THEME SONG LYRICS

Get on board! Get on board!
Come and join the Double Deckers.
Take a ticket for a journey,
On our double decker London bus.
Ring the bell (ding! ding!),
Toot the horn (honk! honk!),
When you ride with the Double Deckers.
Fun and laughter is what we're after,
On our double double double decker bus.

You're aboard! You're aboard!
You're aboard with the Double Deckers.
Fun and laughter is what we're after,
On our double double double decker bus.
La la la! La la la!
La la la la la la la la.
La la la la la la la la,
On our double decker London bus.

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