Hi Towers' Times'ers
Wow! You just prompted me to dig out my old collection of dusty VHSs! I have the programme you're referring to: it is on a VHS together with "The Terror Technicians" and "Themes, Dreams and Scream Machines." Remember those?
The programme was called "CoasterMania," and was aired on BBC2 in 1996. The coaster-riding priest is called Nick Bralesford (wife: Louise).
The programme follows the RCCGB (Andrew Hine etc...) on their 1995 coaster tour of the USA. Tina Hine and Andrew discuss 'coaster enthusiasm,' several members interviewed. Many shots of BPB's rides and attractions... William Geoffrey Thompson on the beach talks about his park and the PMBO. Doris Thompson is interviewed in her Rolls Royce.
Footage of Coney Island, and defunct SBNO roller coasters... Ron Toomer (President: Arrow Dynamics) discusses Desperado (Near, Las Vegas). Tomokazu Yamada (President: TOGO, Japan) discusses Japanese coasters (with footage)... Charlie Dinn (coaster builder/designer) and Denise Dinn Larrick (President: Custom Coasters) discuss their latest project: (constructing) MegaFobia (Oakwood, Wales).
D.i.c.k. (darn that spellchecker/censor) Knoebel talks about Phoenix's resurrection... Harry Henniger (President: Kennywood) lauds his park and the Steel Phantom... Bernard & Phyllis Buxton talk about their observations as they view the building of the PMBO from the comfort of their car.
Closes with a slow-motion circuit onboard the PMBO, with appropriate rider facial expressions! Total length of programme is around 45 minutes.
Unfortunately, 'CoasterMania' was never officially released on VHS or DVD. However, if you would like to view it with a free cuppa, and can make it to Blackpool. You're more than welcome to my flat - bring a pal!
Simon Baynham (Andy Shine's Glamorous Assistant!)