On the Buses (1969–1973)
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On the Omnibuses 

It's a hundred years since the Luxton Bus Company came into being and fifty years since they got their first motor bus. To celebrate the good old days Blakey organizes an exhibition and,... See full summary »

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Bryan Izzard (uncredited)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Reg Varney ... Stan Butler
Doris Hare ... Mum
Anna Karen ... Olive Rudge
Stephen Lewis ... Inspector Cyril 'Blakey' Blake
Bob Grant ... Jack Harper
Lucy Griffiths Lucy Griffiths ... Old Lady
Paul Dawkins Paul Dawkins ... Manager
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It's a hundred years since the Luxton Bus Company came into being and fifty years since they got their first motor bus. To celebrate the good old days Blakey organizes an exhibition and,after showing Mum and Olive around some of the museum pieces, Stan falls asleep at the wheel of a bus from the turn of the century,imagining his present-day family and colleagues in previous incarnations. Olive is a militant suffragette,Mum a washerwoman and Blakey is still Blakey,except his nickname is the Kaiser. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1973 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The last Great Episode of the Series
27 September 2015 | by Robinson2511See all my reviews

After Arthur left the series, On the Buses had a few decent episodes but mainly began churning out some really drab ones, On the Omnibuses is possibly the last great episode of the series. It's full of the fast paced puns and, for want of a better word, "action-scenes" that are reminiscent of the show's third series. Watching these different incarnations of the characters is hilarious right from the off, it's also noteworthy that On the Omnibuses is actually historically accurate. The final act of this episode is the best part of it, the final 10 minutes are so convoluted and funny that I often go back to the episode just for that.

Overall, On the Omnibuses might just be the last great episode the series produced, if you don't believe me, just look at the episodes that followed!


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