On the Buses

On the Buses (1969)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • First Air Date: 1969-02-28
  • Last Air Date: 1973-05-20
  • Total Seasons: 7
  • Total Episodes: 74
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Company: LWT
  • Networks: ITV1, London Weekend Television
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On the Buses is a British comedy series created by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1973. The writers' previous successes with The Rag Trade and Meet the Wife were for the BBC, but the corporation rejected On the Buses, not seeing much comedy potential in a bus depot as a setting. The comedy partnership turned to a friend, Frank Muir, Head of Entertainment at London Weekend Television, who loved the idea; the show was accepted and despite a poor critical reception became a hit with viewers.

  • Keywords: mother, brother-in-law, sister, working class, sitcom, workplace comedy
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    On the Buses Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 1971-04-29
    3 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1969-02-28
    7 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1969-05-31
    6 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1970-01-02
    13 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1970-11-27
    13 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1971-09-19
    15 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1972-02-20
    7 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1973-02-02
    13 Episodes

    On the Buses Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Early Shift30 min
    Season 1Episode 2The New Conductor30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Olive Takes a Trip (aka Olive's First Day)30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Bus Driver's Stomach30 min
    Season 1Episode 5The New Inspector30 min
    Season 1Episode 6The Canteen30 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Darts Match30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Family Flu30 min
    Season 2Episode 2The Used Combination30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Self Defence30 min
    Season 2Episode 4Aunt Maud30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Late Again30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Bon Voyage30 min
    Season 3Episode 1First Aid30 min
    Season 3Episode 2The Cistern30 min
    Season 3Episode 3The Inspector's Niece30 min
    Season 3Episode 4Brew It Yourself30 min
    Season 3Episode 5Busmen's Perks30 min
    Season 3Episode 6The Snake30 min
    Season 3Episode 7Mum's Last Fling30 min
    Season 3Episode 8Radio Control30 min
    Season 3Episode 9Foggy Night30 min
    Season 3Episode 10The New Uniforms30 min
    Season 3Episode 11Going Steady30 min
    Season 3Episode 12The Squeeze30 min
    Season 3Episode 13On the Make30 min
    Season 4Episode 1Nowhere to Go30 min
    Season 4Episode 2The Canteen Girl30 min
    Season 4Episode 3Dangerous Living30 min
    Season 4Episode 4The Other Woman30 min
    Season 4Episode 5Christmas Duty30 min
    Season 4Episode 6The 'L' Bus30 min
    Season 4Episode 7The Kids' Outing30 min
    Season 4Episode 8The Anniversary30 min
    Season 4Episode 9Cover Up30 min
    Season 4Episode 10Safety First30 min
    Season 4Episode 11The Lodger30 min
    Season 4Episode 12The Injury30 min
    Season 4Episode 13Not Tonight30 min
    Season 5Episode 1The Nursery30 min
    Season 5Episode 2Stan's Room30 min
    Season 5Episode 3The Best Man30 min
    Season 5Episode 4The Inspector's Pets30 min
    Season 5Episode 5The Epidemic30 min
    Season 5Episode 6The Busmen's Ball30 min
    Season 5Episode 7Canteen Trouble30 min
    Season 5Episode 8The New Nurse30 min
    Season 5Episode 9Lost Property30 min
    Season 5Episode 10Stan's Uniform30 min
    Season 5Episode 11The Strain30 min
    Season 5Episode 12The New Telly30 min
    Season 5Episode 13Vacancy for Inspector30 min
    Season 5Episode 14A Thin Time30 min
    Season 5Episode 15Boxing Day Social30 min
    Season 6Episode 1No Smoke Without Fire30 min
    Season 6Episode 2Love Is What You Make It30 min
    Season 6Episode 3Private Hire30 min
    Season 6Episode 4Stan's Worst Day30 min
    Season 6Episode 5Union Trouble30 min
    Season 6Episode 6Bye Bye Blakey30 min
    Season 6Episode 7The Prize30 min
    Season 7Episode 1Olive's Divorce30 min
    Season 7Episode 2The Perfect Clippie30 min
    Season 7Episode 3The Ticket Machine30 min
    Season 7Episode 4The Poster30 min
    Season 7Episode 5The Football Match30 min
    Season 7Episode 6On The Omnibuses30 min
    Season 7Episode 7Goodbye Stan30 min
    Season 7Episode 8Hot Water30 min
    Season 7Episode 9The Visit30 min
    Season 7Episode 10What The Stars Foretell30 min
    Season 7Episode 11The Allowance30 min
    Season 7Episode 12Friends In High Places30 min
    Season 7Episode 13Gardening Time30 min
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