On The Buses. Stan Butler (Reg Varney). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

On The Buses

ITV sitcom about a bus driver, his colleagues and family. 74 episodes (7 series), 1969 - 1973. Stars Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Anna Karen and others.

Series 5, Episode 14 is repeated on ITV3 tomorrow at 8:55am.

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

On The Buses

Bus driver Stan and his conductor Jack spend most of their time avoiding work. Obnoxious Inspector Blake tries to ensure they run on time

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1969 - 1973
Channel
ITV
Episodes
74   (7 series), plus 1 short special
Starring
Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Anna Karen, Cicely Courtneidge, Doris Hare and Michael Robbins
Writers
Ronald Chesney, Ronald Wolfe, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, George Layton and Jonathan Lynn
Directors
Stuart Allen, Derrick Goodwin and Bryan Izzard
Producers
Stuart Allen, Derrick Goodwin and Bryan Izzard

Reg Varney stars as Stan, the cheeky-chappie bus driver in this classic LWT sitcom. He's lucky enough to be paired with his best friend, Jack (Bob Grant), as the conductor on his bus, but still spends all of his time complaining. When they're not out on the road, they're eating, avoiding Stan's family, or more usually trying to get one up on Stephen Lewis's obnoxious Inspector Blake - who seems to spend half of his time trying to get them out of the depot on time, and the other half trying to get them fired.

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On The Buses Family

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 28th February 1969 on ITV at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 20th May 1973 on ITV at 8:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 5 Episode 14: Tomorrow at 8:55am on ITV3
  2. Series 5 Episode 12: Tomorrow at 9:30am on ITV3
  3. Series 5 Episode 4: Saturday at 6:50am on ITV3
  4. Series 5 Episode 5: Saturday at 7:15am on ITV3
  5. Series 6 Episode 1: Monday at 8:55am on ITV3
  6. Series 6 Episode 2: Monday at 9:30am on ITV3
  7. Series 6 Episode 3: Tuesday at 9am on ITV3
  8. Series 6 Episode 4: Tuesday at 9:30am on ITV3
  9. Series 6 Episode 5: Wednesday at 8:55am on ITV3
  10. Series 6 Episode 6: Wednesday at 9:35am on ITV3Show all repeats
  11. Series 6 Episode 7: Thursday 30th May at 8:55am on ITV3
  12. Series 7 Episode 1: Thursday 30th May at 9:30am on ITV3
  13. Series 7 Episode 2: Friday 31st May at 8:55am on ITV3
  14. Series 7 Episode 3: Friday 31st May at 9:30am on ITV3
  15. Series 6 Episode 1: Saturday 1st June at 6:50am on ITV3
  16. Series 6 Episode 2: Saturday 1st June at 7:20am on ITV3
  17. Series 6 Episode 3: Saturday 1st June at 7:55am on ITV3
  18. Series 7 Episode 5: Monday 3rd June at 8:50am on ITV3
  19. Series 7 Episode 4: Monday 3rd June at 9:25am on ITV3
  20. Series 7 Episode 7: Tuesday 4th June at 8:50am on ITV3
  21. Series 7 Episode 8: Tuesday 4th June at 9:25am on ITV3
  22. Series 7 Episode 9: Wednesday 5th June at 8:50am on ITV3
  23. Series 7 Episode 10: Wednesday 5th June at 9:25am on ITV3
  24. Series 7 Episode 11: Thursday 6th June at 8:55am on ITV3
  25. Series 7 Episode 12: Thursday 6th June at 9:25am on ITV3
  26. Series 7 Episode 13: Friday 7th June at 8:50am on ITV3
  27. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 7th June at 9:25am on ITV3

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