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

On The Buses

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1969 - 1973
  • 74 episodes (7 series)

Comedy following workshy bus driver Stan and his family; his conductor, Jack; and their depot boss, Inspector Blake. Stars Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Anna Karen, Cicely Courtneidge and more.

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Series 5, Episode 4 - The Inspector's Pets

It's goodbye to the depot for a while for Blakey - he and his mum are going on holiday. But they can't find anyone to look after the dachshund and the tropical fish...

Broadcast details

Sunday 10th October 1971
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 17th June 2010 6:45pm ITV3
Tuesday 16th November 2010 5:10pm ITV3
Friday 21st October 2011 7:20pm ITV2
Wednesday 16th November 2011 5:10pm ITV3
Friday 16th December 2011 5:10pm ITV3
Sunday 18th December 2011 1:50am ITV3
Monday 30th April 2012 8:35am ITV3
Friday 22nd June 2012 5:30am ITV3
Tuesday 4th September 2012 3:55pm ITV3
Wednesday 5th September 2012 10:00am ITV3
Monday 29th April 2013 10:00am ITV3
Saturday 1st June 2013 6:00am ITV3
Sunday 2nd June 2013 1:45am ITV3
Thursday 18th September 2014 5:20pm ITV3
Friday 19th September 2014 6:00am ITV3
Monday 16th February 2015 5:20pm ITV3
Thursday 7th May 2015 5:20pm ITV3
Thursday 20th August 2015 5:20pm ITV3
Friday 11th December 2015 4:50pm ITV3
Friday 18th March 2016 5:20pm ITV3
Thursday 12th May 2016 4:50pm ITV3
Monday 18th July 2016 4:50pm ITV3
Saturday 23rd July 2016 6:00am ITV3
Friday 28th October 2016 4:50pm ITV3
Monday 31st October 2016 6:25am ITV3
Thursday 9th March 2017 5:20pm ITV3
Monday 13th March 2017 5:05am ITV3
Tuesday 30th May 2017 4:50pm ITV3
Wednesday 9th August 2017 4:55pm ITV3
Monday 14th August 2017 6:00am ITV3
Saturday 2nd December 2017 5:05am ITV3
Sunday 3rd December 2017 6:00am ITV3
Monday 12th February 2018 4:20pm ITV3
Tuesday 27th March 2018 3:50pm ITV3
Monday 2nd April 2018 6:30am ITV3
Thursday 17th May 2018 3:50pm ITV3
Thursday 24th January 2019 11:00am ITV3
Friday 8th March 2019 10:25am ITV3
Monday 20th May 2019 9:00am ITV3
Saturday 25th May 2019 6:50am ITV3
Monday 1st July 2019 8:55am ITV3
Monday 12th August 2019 8:50am ITV3
Thursday 19th September 2019 9:20am ITV3
Thursday 24th October 2019 9:20am ITV3
Monday 28th October 2019 5:05am ITV3
Monday 18th November 2019 9:30am ITV3
Wednesday 20th November 2019 2:00am ITV3
Wednesday 7th April 2021 9:30am ITV3
Sunday 11th April 2021 6:25am ITV3
Friday 20th August 2021 9:45am ITV3
Monday 3rd January 2022 8:40am ITV3
Sunday 9th January 2022 6:00am ITV3
Wednesday 4th May 2022 8:05am ITV3
Sunday 8th May 2022 9:05am ITV3
Monday 17th October 2022 8:05am ITV3
Saturday 22nd October 2022 6:00am ITV3
Friday 17th February 2023 8:05am ITV3
Monday 20th February 2023 2:05am ITV3
Friday 2nd June 2023 8:10am ITV3
Friday 8th September 2023 8:10am ITV3

Cast & crew

Reg Varney Stan Butler
Bob Grant Jack Harper
Stephen Lewis Inspector Blake
Anna Karen Olive
Doris Hare Mum
Michael Robbins Arthur Rudge
Guest cast
Donald McKillop (as Don McKillop) Harry
Terry Duggan The Taxi Driver
Writing team
Ronald Chesney Writer
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Production team
Derrick Goodwin Director
Derrick Goodwin Producer
Alan Hunter-Craig Production Designer

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