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

Don't Drink The Water

ITV sitcom about siblings living in Spain. 13 episodes (2 series), 1974 - 1975. Stars Stephen Lewis, Derek Griffiths, Muguette de Braie, Frank Coda and others.

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

Don't Drink The Water

On The Buses' Inspector Cyril Blake has retired and bought a little flat in Spain with his sister, Dorothy

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1974 - 1975
Channel
ITV
Episodes
13   (2 series)
Starring
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

Inspector Cyril Blake has retired from the Luxton Bus Company and has persuaded his reluctant sister to join him in Spain. He would have preferred to have gone 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. The lifts don't work, the sun is too hot and the food is inedible - and don't mention the plumbing!

Production Details

Part of

On The Buses Family

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 27th July 1974 on ITV at 6:15pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 6th December 1975 on ITV at 7pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes

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