On the Buses

On the Buses

1969 - 1973, Comedy
A chirpy driver and his pal torment the long-suffering inspector of the Luxton Bus Company.

Episode Guide

  • On the Buses - Gardening Time (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Gardening Time

  • On the Buses - Gardening Time (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Gardening Time

    While at a depot flower and vegetable competition, Blakey and Jack become rivals as they both try to create the best garden.

  • On the Buses - Friends in High Places (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Friends in High Places

    Jack suggests Mum work as a cook at the depot canteen.

  • On the Buses - The Allowance (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    The Allowance

    The inspector assigns a nagging trainee to Jack's bus.

  • On the Buses - What the Stars Foretell (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    What the Stars Foretell

  • On the Buses - What the Stars Foretell (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    What the Stars Foretell

    The stars say there's romance in the air for Mum and Olive.

  • On the Buses - The Visit (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    The Visit

    The inspector's mother comes to stay at Mum's, but the women do not get on.

  • On the Buses - Hot Water (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Hot Water

    Jack and the inspector attempt to fix a water heater.

  • On the Buses - Goodbye Stan (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Goodbye Stan

    Stan gets another job and tries to get himself fired so he can earn an extra week's wages.

  • On the Buses - On the Omnibuses (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    On the Omnibuses

    Stan is caught up in the past as the company celebrates its centenary.

  • On the Buses - The Football Match (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    The Football Match

    The depot football team looks forward to a bonus if they win a big match.

  • On the Buses - The Recruitment Poster (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    The Recruitment Poster

    The company mounts an advertising campaign to attract more passengers.

  • On the Buses - The Ticket Machine (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    The Ticket Machine

    Stan spends a week's wages on a girlfriend, then discovers Mum and Olive spent more.

  • On the Buses - The Perfect Clippie (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    The Perfect Clippie

    Stan finds it difficult to support his family on his earnings.

  • On the Buses - Olive's Divorce (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Olive's Divorce

    With Arthur gone six months, Stan takes Olive to the divorce courts.

  • On the Buses - The Prize (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    The Prize

    Mum wins a holiday for two to the Costa Brava.

  • On the Buses - Bye Bye Blakey (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Bye Bye Blakey

    Stan and Jack misinterpret what they hear when they eavesdrop on Blakey's medical.

  • On the Buses - Union Trouble (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Union Trouble

    The inspector reduces the canteen's hours and fires the canteen girl.

  • On the Buses - Stan's Worst Day (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Stan's Worst Day

    Stan has a flashback to the day he became a driver.

  • On the Buses - Private Hire (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Private Hire

    Stan loses his wages at the dog track and is unable to pay his mum the housekeeping money.

  • On the Buses - Love Is What You Make It (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Love Is What You Make It

    Arthur and Olive are unable to stop fighting.

  • On the Buses - No Smoke Without Fire (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    No Smoke Without Fire

    The inspector bans all garage staff from smoking on duty, with dangerous consequences.

  • On the Buses - Boxing Day Social (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Boxing Day Social

    Jack takes a fancy to Arthur's sister, much to Arthur's chagrin.

  • On the Buses - A Thin Time (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    A Thin Time

    Arthur decides to buy a toupee.

  • On the Buses - Vacancy for Inspector (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Vacancy for Inspector

    Jack decides he doesn't want to be inspector.

  • On the Buses - The New Telly (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    The New Telly

    Stan and the family by a new television, but can't dispose of the old one.

  • On the Buses - The Strain (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Strain

    Stan decides to do some weight-training, and the weight he uses is Doreen.

  • On the Buses - Stan's Uniform (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Stan's Uniform

    Stan finally gets a new uniform, but forgets the house is being painted.

  • On the Buses - Lost Property (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Lost Property

    Jack and Stan find themselves involved in a fishy tale about a lost diamond.

  • On the Buses - The New Nurse (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    The New Nurse

    Temperatures rise when the station surgery gets a new recruit.

  • On the Buses - Canteen Trouble (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Canteen Trouble

    Blakey discovers that Stan and Jack are biting the hand that feeds them.

  • On the Buses - The Busmen's Ball (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    The Busmen's Ball

    Jack hires a stripper for the annual Busmen's Ball.

  • On the Buses - The Epidemic (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    The Epidemic

    Illness looms for Stan on the eve of his big date.

  • On the Buses - The Inspector's Pets (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Inspector's Pets

    Stan has a beastly time looking after Blakey's pets.

  • On the Buses - The Best Man (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    The Best Man

    The inspector's niece is getting married and Blakey is not convinced that Stan is a suitable choice for best man.

  • On the Buses - Stan's Room (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Stan's Room

    Stan finds that living at home cramps his love life, so he moves out.

  • On the Buses - The Nursery (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    The Nursery

    Jack and Stan think Olive is the ideal candidate to become supervisor of the depot nursery.

  • On the Buses - Not Tonight (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Not Tonight

    Stan's love life is in the doldrums, until a new waitress arrives at the depot.

  • On the Buses - The Injury (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    The Injury

    When Stan and Olive take a tumble into the bathtub, Stan comes off worse.

  • On the Buses - The Lodger (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    The Lodger

    Stan's mother decides to let out the front room, which is bad news for Stan.

  • On the Buses - Safety First (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Safety First

    The lads face a safety check by the inspector.

  • On the Buses - The Cover Up (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Cover Up

    Stan takes emergency measures to redecorate his home.

  • On the Buses - The Anniversary (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Anniversary

    A new puppy causes problems for Olive and Arthur.

  • On the Buses - The Kids' Outing (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Kids' Outing

    Stan and Jack are asked to take a busload of kids on their annual outing.

  • On the Buses - The `L' Bus (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The `L' Bus

    Stan uses depot trainees to help with a new bed for Arthur and Olive.

  • On the Buses - Christmas Duty (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Christmas Duty

    Blakey forces Stan and Jack to work Christmas Day.

  • On the Buses - The Other Woman (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Other Woman

    Stan and Olive are outraged when Arthur gets friendly with a woman driver.

  • On the Buses - Dangerous Driving (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Dangerous Driving

    Blakey's decision to change the entrance to the depot leads to a `smashing' time for Stan.

  • On the Buses - The Canteen Girl (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Canteen Girl

    Jack and Stan sense ulterior motives in Blakey's new girl, the canteen assistant.

  • On the Buses - Nowhere to Go (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Nowhere to Go

    Arthur's bike breaks down, threatening Stan's plans for a day out with the girls.

  • On the Buses - On the Make (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    On the Make

    Stan senses an opportunity when a clippie at the depot is thrown out of her house.

  • On the Buses - The Squeeze (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Squeeze

    Stan and Jack try to convince the inspector to buy Arthur's old motorbike, but the test drive does not go quite as they planned.

  • On the Buses - Going Steady (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Going Steady

    Stan's attempts to woo the inspector's niece at a dinner party end in disaster.

  • On the Buses - The New Uniforms (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The New Uniforms

    When new uniforms are delivered at the depot, Stan and Jack are the first to express their dislike for the garments.

  • On the Buses - Foggy Night (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Foggy Night

    An outing on the number 14 goes horribly wrong.

  • On the Buses - Radio Control (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Radio Control

    Technology takes over at the depot as a new radio control system is introduced, but Stan and Jack can be guaranteed to cause chaos as they get to grips with the airwaves.

  • On the Buses - Mum's Last Fling (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Mum's Last Fling

    Stan and Arthur are lost for words when Mum gets herself a new man and a mini-skirt.

  • On the Buses - The Snake (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Snake

    Jack falls for an exotic snake dancer.

  • On the Buses - Busmen's Perks (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Busmen's Perks

    Stan's household is thrown into disarray when he decides to do a spot of home-decorating.

  • On the Buses - Brew It Yourself (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Brew It Yourself

    Stan goes to work drunk after drinking too much homemade beer.

  • On the Buses - The Inspector's Niece (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Inspector's Niece

    When a beautiful young woman begins training at the depot, nobody realises that she is Blakey's niece.

  • On the Buses - The Cistern (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Cistern

    Stan and Arthur decide to splash out on a new loo.

  • On the Buses - First Aid (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    First Aid

    All crews must pass a first-aid test or Inspector Blake will suspend them.

  • On the Buses - Bon Voyage (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Bon Voyage

    A tramp steals sunbathing Stan's uniform.

  • On the Buses - Late Again (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Late Again

    Stan's love life makes him late for work.

  • On the Buses - Aunt Maud (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Aunt Maud

    Aunt Maud and her big dog come to stay.

  • On the Buses - Self Defence (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Self Defence

    The inspector orders the staff to take a self-defence course after Stan is attacked.

  • On the Buses - The Used Combination (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Used Combination

    Arthur buys a motorcycle combination lock, but can't get it to work, so Stan smuggles some tools out of the depot to help him.

  • On the Buses - Family Flu (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Family Flu

    Stan and Arthur run the household when Mum and Olive catch the flu.

  • On the Buses - The Darts Match (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Darts Match

    A battle of the sexes breaks out after the men decide the women are not eligible to play in their darts match.

  • On the Buses - The Canteen (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Canteen

    Dissatisfied with the depot canteen, the drivers decide to run it themselves.

  • On the Buses - The New Inspector (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The New Inspector

    Stan decides to apply for an inspector post in an attempt to boost his income.

  • On the Buses - Bus Drivers' Stomach (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Bus Drivers' Stomach

    An ordered physical forces Stan to change his diet.

  • On the Buses - Olive Takes a Trip (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Olive Takes a Trip

    Stan is horrified when Olive applies for a job as a bus conductor with his company.

  • On the Buses - The New Conductor (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The New Conductor

    Stan falls for a rather comely clippie, but when he takes her home his mother is not amused.

  • On the Buses - The Early Shifts (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Early Shifts

    70s sitcom about a bus company. The lads go on strike and cause chaos at the depot.