BBCNews said:Bus firm FirstGroup has confirmed that its new Polish drivers are being shown UK television programmes to help them understand different regional accents.
The UK firm, which now has 1,000 Polish drivers working across Britain, said programmes being shown included Only Fools and Horses and Coronation Street.
FirstGroup is airing the shows at its new training centre in Poland, where Polish staff are first recruited.
The company said it needed to import staff from Poland to fill vacancies.
A FirstGroup spokesman said new Polish staff were shown different TV programmes depending upon where they were going to be posted in the UK.
For example, a new recruit going to Glasgow may be shown a DVD of Scottish comedian Billy Connolly.
While someone heading to the English capital might be shown an episode of much-loved sitcom Only Fools and Horses, which is set in the London borough of Peckham.
And Coronation Street would be aired to those going to Manchester.
"It is solely about helping the new recruits get to grips with different regional UK accents, it is not a cultural exercise," said the FirstGroup spokesman.
"We are not showing Only Fools and Horses so the new recruits would think everyone in London drives a three-wheeled van and speaks very bad French."
FirstGroup, which as 20,000 drivers across the UK, first started hiring Polish workers 18 months ago.
One of the UK's largest bus companies, it also has a number of train operations.