On The Buses. Image shows from L to R: Inspector Blake (Stephen Lewis), Jack Harper (Bob Grant), Stan Butler (Reg Varney). Copyright: Hammer Film Productions.

On The Buses

1971 British comedy film of the hit sitcom. Stars Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen, Stephen Lewis and others.

On The Buses. Image shows from L to R: Arthur Rudge (Michael Robbins), Olive (Anna Karen), Stan Butler (Reg Varney), Mum (Doris Hare), Jack Harper (Bob Grant), Inspector Blake (Stephen Lewis).

On The Buses

Feature-length film spin-off from the popular 1970s sitcom. Stan and the rest of the lads are horrified when the company decides to hire women drivers

Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen, Stephen Lewis, Bob Grant, Andrea Lawrence, Pat Ashton and others
Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe
Harry Booth
Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe

Stan gets upset when his Mum and sister keep buying expensive items on higher purchase; with a shortage of bus crews, the money he earns working overtime means he can afford the repayments, but only just.

His job is secure amidst the employment shortage, but when Inspector Blake suggests the company begins employing women bus drivers, he and his colleagues are far from amused. The thought of no overtime and lower wages do not appeal, and the change in working conditions, expectations and rotas at the depot are not best received. It's not long before Stan and Jack set out to sabotage their female counterparts' - although not without complications along the way.

Meanwhile at home, Olive discovers she's pregnant.

Production Details

Part of

On The Buses Family

UK certificate
88 minutes
Release date
July 1971


Production company
Title song It's A Great Life On The Buses composed by Geoff Unwin with lyrics by Roger Ferris, and performed by Quinceharmon.
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 17th April 2021 at 10:00am on ITV3

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