On the Buses (1969–1973)

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The trials and tribulations of bus driver Stan and his conductor Jack unfold in this weekly comedy. The bain of their working life is Inspector Blake who'll do anything to make their lives ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Anna Karen ...
 Olive Rudge / ... (74 episodes, 1969-1973)
Bob Grant ...
 Jack Harper (74 episodes, 1969-1973)
Stephen Lewis ...
 Inspector Cyril 'Blakey' Blake / ... (74 episodes, 1969-1973)
Reg Varney ...
 Stan Butler (68 episodes, 1969-1973)
Doris Hare ...
 Mum (67 episodes, 1969-1973)
Michael Robbins ...
 Arthur Rudge (61 episodes, 1969-1972)
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The trials and tribulations of bus driver Stan and his conductor Jack unfold in this weekly comedy. The bain of their working life is Inspector Blake who'll do anything to make their lives a misery... and does. Stan and Jack are a couple of "jack-the-lads" who are not averse to clocking a bit of crumpet here and there, but "Blakey" is constantly dampening their ardor. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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28 February 1969 (UK)  »

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(74 episodes)

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Although the character Stan Butler was supposed to be in his mid-thirties, Reg Varney was already 52 when the series began. See more »

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Bob Grant, 1932 - 2003
21 November 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is classic sitcom at it's finest. It follows the adventures of a London bus driver [Reg Varney] and his conductor [Bob Grant] on the No. 13 route to the Cemetery Gates. Inspector "Blakey" brought fame to Stephen Lewis who later became a famous face as Smiler in Last of the Summer Wine, but here he is in his most famous role ["Get that bus out"].Three feature films [On the Buses, Mutiny on the Buses, Holiday on the Buses] did the TV series no favours I recently read of Grant's death from suicide [aged 71]. It came as a great shock, as he always appeared to be such a happy person on the programme.


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