On the Buses (1969–1973)

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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)
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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Doris Hare was first choice for the role of Mum. However she was unavailable for the first series, and Cicely Courtneidge was signed for the first series only. See more »

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Great British Old School Comedy
13 January 1999 | by (North London) – See all my reviews

This is some of the most watched old school British comedy shows that was ever screened. If you like in any way the likes of Love Thy Neighbour and similar shows then this is a must! Great show that sadly ended far too soon.


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