British Comedy Guide

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 4, Episode 13 is repeated on ITV3 tomorrow at 3:50pm.

Series 3, Episode 6 - The Snake

The Indian busmen hold a social evening in the depot canteen with an attractive snake dancer. Jack steals the opportunity to ask her out, and asks Stan to take his washing home for him - complete with slithery companion!

Broadcast details

Friday 6th February 1970
30 minutes


  1. Friday 19th June 2009 at 6:55pm on ITV3
  2. Wednesday 25th May 2011 at 4:45pm on ITV3
  3. Tuesday 19th July 2011 at 10:55am on ITV3
  4. Tuesday 6th December 2011 at 4:40pm on ITV3
  5. Wednesday 7th December 2011 at 1:25am on ITV3
  6. Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at 4:05pm on ITV3
  7. Tuesday 29th May 2012 at 4:00pm on ITV3
  8. Friday 3rd August 2012 at 5:20pm on ITV3
  9. Friday 8th March 2013 at 6:00am on ITV3
  10. Friday 15th March 2013 at 4:50pm on ITV3
  11. Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at 4:50pm on ITV3
  12. Monday 3rd June 2013 at 4:45pm on ITV3
  13. Monday 18th August 2014 at 5:15pm on ITV3
  14. Tuesday 19th August 2014 at 6:10am on ITV3
  15. Monday 12th January 2015 at 5:20pm on ITV3
  16. Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 5:15pm on ITV3
  17. Saturday 4th April 2015 at 6:10am on ITV3
  18. Tuesday 9th June 2015 at 5:20pm on ITV3
  19. Friday 13th November 2015 at 4:50pm on ITV3
  20. Thursday 11th February 2016 at 5:20pm on ITV3
  21. Monday 15th February 2016 at 4:55am on ITV3
  22. Tuesday 4th October 2016 at 5:20pm on ITV3
  23. Wednesday 1st February 2017 at 5:20pm on ITV3
  24. Monday 6th February 2017 at 5:25am on ITV3
  25. Thursday 20th July 2017 at 4:50pm on ITV3
  26. Friday 15th September 2017 at 5:20pm on ITV3
  27. Monday 18th September 2017 at 12:10pm on ITV3
  28. Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 4:20pm on ITV3
  29. Thursday 8th March 2018 at 3:50pm on ITV3

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Reg Varney Stan Butler
Bob Grant Jack Harper
Stephen Lewis Inspector Blake
Anna Karen Olive
Doris Hare Mum
Michael Robbins Arthur
Guest cast
Julia Mendez Fatima
Ishaq Bux Ahmed
Vemu Makunda Vina Player
Austin Baptiste Tabla Player
Writing team
Ronald Chesney Writer
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Production team
Stuart Allen Director
Stuart Allen Producer
Andrew Gardner Production Designer

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