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Whilst Stan earns extra money by cleaning, the foolish Arthur falls for Beryl, a conductress who likes athletic men, particularly those with a full head of hair. In desperation he buys boxes of wigs, which are eventually discovered by the family, who mock him as a result. He puts one on in order to impress Beryl but his head gets stuck in the bus doors and the wig falls off. Written by don @ minifie-1

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One of the Classics!
15 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

One of the classic On the Buses episodes, with a particularly impressive performance by Michael Robbins.

Series 5 wasn't an overly impressive series as it is, episodes like 'the nursery' and 'Stan's Room' dragged the series down, but 'A Thin Time' is one that really showcases what vintage 70s comedy really means. There are some cracker lines, and some really great moments that are still wonderfully amusing after all these years.

On the Buses hasn't aged well for the most part, but every now and then you get that one episode that is really impressive, even now, this is one of those episodes, with great lines and great performances, especially by Michael Robbins, who gives one of his best performances in On the Buses.


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