On the Buses: Season 6, Episode 7

The Prize (2 Apr. 1972)

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Stan's Mum has won a prize - an all-inclusive holiday for two in Spain and so Stan, Olive and Arthur are all keen to dance attendance on her in the hopes that they will be her chosen ... See full summary »




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Stan's Mum has won a prize - an all-inclusive holiday for two in Spain and so Stan, Olive and Arthur are all keen to dance attendance on her in the hopes that they will be her chosen travelling companion. Eventually it is revealed that the competition's organizer has been arrested for fraud and so there is no holiday after all. Mum was aware of this but she kept it to herself because it was so nice to have all the others waiting on her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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At the very start Stan forgets to apply the handbrake and nearly runs Jack over. See more »


Stan Butler: She's my mum!
Arthur Rudge: She's my mother-in-law. That means I've got the law on my side!
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A House Divided
15 November 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Stan's mother wins an all-expenses paid holiday for two to the Costa Brava. But who will she take with her? Stan, Olive and Arthur each lay claim to the coveted prize - and try to curry the old lady's favour by bringing her breakfast in bed, peeling potatoes and performing various domestic chores. In so doing, they almost wreck the house. But Mrs.Butler has received a letter, the contents of which she refuses to divulge...

The last episode to feature Arthur is a pretty tiresome affair with Stan and Arthur behaving like contestants on the old Mike Read children's show 'Runaround'. Julia Breck is best remembered as 'that bird with the big boobs' on the Spike Milligan 'Q' shows. Funniest moment - Blakey revealing that the competition organiser has been arrested for fraud, hence it has been declared null and void, surprising everyone except crafty old Mrs.Butler, who'd been notified by post, and didn't let on as she liked being the centre of attention.

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