Jack-the-lad bus driver and conductor Stan and Jack enjoy the female employees more than their work and Inspector Blake is relentless in his attempts to make their lives a misery.
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Anna Karen ...
 Olive Rudge / ... (74 episodes, 1969-1973)
Bob Grant ...
 Jack Harper / ... (74 episodes, 1969-1973)
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 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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Stan and Jack's bus is the Luxton & District Traction Company's #11 to the Cemetery Gates. See more »

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A bus very low on laughs
26 October 2016 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

The Brits know how to comedy, only here they've really missed. Sorry, but this show is not in the same vein as Some Mothers Do Ave Em, Are you being Served and of course, Benny Hill, probably the greatest English comic out there. Nevertheless, is the characters that make the show, most of all, Stephen Lewis as Blakey. Take him out of the equation, it would be a lesser reason, not to watch it. This is another comedy, which has you wondering when the laughs will start, and when they do, it's only mild laughter. Yes, this weak show, falls short on laughs. Olive, who plays Varney's suffering sister, and indeed is no oil painting, is unforgettable. Second to Blakey is Jack (Bob Grant), a player with the ladies, while Varney is solid as Stan. It may not be funny, but it's still watchable, because of the good performances by the actors. You be the judge.


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