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On The Buses. Image shows from L to R: Arthur (Michael Robbins), Olive (Anna Karen), Stan Butler (Reg Varney), Mum (Cicely Courtneidge), Jack Harper (Bob Grant), Inspector Blake (Stephen Lewis). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

On The Buses

ITV sitcom. 74 episodes (7 series), 1969 - 1973. Stars Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Anna Karen, Cicely Courtneidge, Doris Hare and Michael Robbins.

Series 3, Episode 1 is repeated on ITV3 on tomorrow at 5:20pm.

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)
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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