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On the Buses 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Anna Karen Anna Karen ...  Olive Rudge / ... 74 episodes, 1969-1973
Bob Grant Bob Grant ...  Jack Harper / ... 74 episodes, 1969-1973
Stephen Lewis ...  Inspector Cyril 'Blakey' Blake / ... 74 episodes, 1969-1973
Reg Varney Reg Varney ...  Stan Butler / ... 68 episodes, 1969-1973
Doris Hare Doris Hare ...  Mum 67 episodes, 1969-1973
Michael Robbins ...  Arthur Rudge / ... 61 episodes, 1969-1972
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A buszon See more »

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Runtime:

(74 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The TV series' two creators were both named Ronald--Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney. There was a series on TV from 1971 starring Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker called The Two Ronnies (1971)--the pair were nicknamed both this and "The Two Ronalds". See more »

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A bus very low on laughs
26 October 2016 | by videorama-759-859391See 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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