Collection of all seven series of the successful 70's sitcom. On The Buses follows the fortunes of jack-the lad London bus drivers Jack Harper (Bob Grant) Stan Butler (Reg Varney) and their nemesis, Inspector 'Blakey' Blake (Stephen Lewis). Jack and Stan are a couple of likely lads who enjoy doing what most young lads do - watching girls and getting into scrapes. However, their lot is complicated by the fact that Stan lives at home with his mum and frumpy sister Olive (Anna Karen) who plague his every turn. Furthermore, Blakey - with his catchphrase 'ooh I 'ate you, Butler' - is forever at their shoulder ready to scotch any designs they may have on anything but driving buses.
Release Date: 26 May 2008
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Good value if it's what you want.
When it comes to nostalgia it's easy to let your heart rule your head. When this was first shown in the seventies a lot of people (including me) thought it was the funniest sitcom ever. A test that it's dated is if you watch the reruns. I don't. Can't explain why.