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

On The Buses

Comedy following workshy bus driver Stan and his family; his conductor, Jack; and their depot boss, Inspector Blake

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Chappers

  • Thursday 21st August 2008, 1:01am
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Jack Massey @ August 20 2008, 7:08 PM BST

Agreed, ITV's sitcom heyday was certainly the 1970s. As criticised as 1970s ITV sitcoms are, I'd rather watch an episode of On The Buses which was shown on ITV in the 1970s than watch a documentary a super-human or somebody who is 80 stone or a programme worrying me to death about a serious illnesses that I have the symptons to, that ITV only ever tend to show. Oh well, I still watch Coronation Street, the best thing on ITV at the minute.

Oh - definitely agreed. But I'd rather listen to some music.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 21st August 2008, 1:25am
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Almost certainly, yes. :)

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jon howarth

  • Thursday 21st August 2008, 1:27am
  • England
  • 9 posts

Here! here! Leonard Rossiter was fantastic as Rigsby,classic british sitcom!

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Jack Massey

  • Thursday 21st August 2008, 1:30am
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Rossiter- legend. What about the Rising Damp episode where a tempory tennant went upon the roof and intended to commit suicide. Whilst this poor suicidal man was up at the top intending to jump off, Rigsby asked him before he jumped could he adjust the TV ariel. Classic. Rigsby was just great, such a loveable charactor despite on paper being shocking. Well he was in the great hands of Mr Rossiter.

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Bad dog

  • Tuesday 26th August 2008, 8:59pm
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That's about right - two come along at once!

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 27th August 2008, 12:37am
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Quote: Bad dog @ August 26 2008, 4:59 PM BST

That's about right - two come along at once!


Laughing out loud

I blame that Jack Massey.

Or the moderators. Are they paying attention?

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 27th August 2008, 1:28am
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That's right, blame the United fan.

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 27th August 2008, 2:24am [Edited]
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The spin-off Don't Drink The Water is under petition to go on DVD. Please sign it. I would be great to increase the number of signatures and increase the chance of release. Even if you think you are not going to buy it, please for sitcom archive sake sign. If it does get released, I will personally BUY a copy for the COMPETITION SECTION on the site. http://www.petitiononline.com/ddtw/
PLEASE PLEASE

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 27th August 2008, 2:39am
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I think it's got a fairly high chance of release.

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 27th August 2008, 2:43am [Edited]
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Make it a higher chance. Have you signed the petition? I remember a good 18 months ago, I signed some petition for your good self.
Interesting picture for DDTW on the shows review. Not seen that one anywhere.

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Alec

  • Thursday 21st October 2010, 8:11am
  • Woking, England
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I caught some of an episode of OTB this morning on ITV3, it was one of episodes from Series 7 without Reg Varney in it.

For some reason Blakey kept calling Jack 'Arthur' anyone know why?
It was confusing me and the wife no end.

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john lucas 101

  • Thursday 21st October 2010, 8:51am
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Quote: Alec @ October 21 2010, 8:11 AM BST

I caught some of an episode of OTB this morning on ITV3, it was one of episodes from Series 7 without Reg Varney in it.

For some reason Blakey kept calling Jack 'Arthur' anyone know why?
It was confusing me and the wife no end.


He isn't calling him Arthur he's calling him 'Harper' which is Jack's surname.

I had the same confusion.