Don't Drink The Water. Cyril Blake (Stephen Lewis). Copyright: London Weekend Television
Don't Drink The Water

Don't Drink The Water

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1974 - 1975
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

On The Buses' Inspector Cyril Blake has retired and bought a little flat in Spain with his sister, Dorothy. Stars Stephen Lewis, Derek Griffiths, Muguette de Braie, Frank Coda, Christine Shaw and Pat Coombs

Don't Drink The Water. Image shows from L to R: Dorothy Blake (Pat Coombs), Cyril Blake (Stephen Lewis). Copyright: London Weekend Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1974 - 1975
Channels
ITV
Episodes
13 (2 series)
Stars
Stephen Lewis, Derek Griffiths, Muguette de Braie, Frank Coda, Christine Shaw and Pat Coombs
Writers
Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney
Director
Mark Stuart
Producer
Mark Stuart
Companies

Inspector Cyril Blake has retired from the Luxton & District Traction Company and has persuaded his reluctant sister to join him in Spain. She would much rather be in Bognor; and he would have preferred to have retire to the Costa Brava on his own, but he needed her half of their mother's legacy to buy the new flat!

When they arrive in Spain things are not the same as in the brochure: the flat is not finished and construction is still taking place all around them. The lifts don't work, the sun is too hot and the food is inedible - and don't mention the plumbing! The two siblings are in for a very rude awakening...

Additional details

Part of

On The Buses Family

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 27th July 1974 at 6:15pm on ITV

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