Mutiny On The Buses. Image shows from L to R: Suzy (Janet Mahoney), Stan Butler (Reg Varney). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL
Mutiny On The Buses

Mutiny On The Buses

  • 1972 film

Second spin-off from the popular sitcom. Stan wants to get married, but his family are not impressed by the idea. Stars Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen, Bob Grant and more.

  • Repeated Saturday at 9:45am on ITV3
Mutiny On The Buses. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Jenkins (Kevin Brennan), Inspector Cyril 'Blakey' Blake (Stephen Lewis), Stan Butler (Reg Varney), Jack Harper (Bob Grant). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1972
Stars
Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Janet Mahoney, Pat Ashton and more
Writers
Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe
Directors
Harry Booth and Ken Baker
Producers
Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe
Companies

When Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy he finds himself dealing with an unhappy mother, sister and brother-in-law. However, they are not worried about his future, or how his relationship will pan out. They are simply worried about the loss of Stan's money that will now be diverted to his and Suzy's new flat.

Problems begin to arise for Stan when Arthur is made redundant. In an attempt to help his family Stan delays the wedding. Meanwhile, Jack helps Stan to come up with a plan: perhaps Arthur can work on the buses, but first he needs to learn how to drive one

At the depot, the company have sent a new manager to whip operations into shape. With his foot firmly on Blakey's neck, the Inspector hits downwards harder than ever, and between the two of them, a new regime is introduced to threaten the busmens' liberties, including direct two-way radio contact with each bus. There'll be no more naps or nookie on working hours!

To everybody's surprise, Arthur successfully learns how to drive the bus and even gets a job. Other changes at the depot include the introduction of a Special Tours Bus to Windsor Safari Park, and Stan manages to secure himself the position of driver. But perhaps a trial run wasn't such a good idea...

Additional details

Part of

On The Buses Family

UK certificate
PG
Duration
89 minutes
UK release
June 1972
Distributors

Anglo-EMI

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

Next repeats
  1. Saturday at 9:45am on ITV3
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 16th January 2022 at 10:35am on ITV3
  • Saturday 24th April 2021 at 9:55am on ITV3
  • Sunday 27th December 2020 at 2:45am on ITV3

Recording details

  • EMI-MGM Elstree Studios - Studio.
  • Borehamwood and Windsor Safari Park - Locations.

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