Don't Drink the Water (TV series)

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Don't Drink the Water
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Genre Sitcom
Written by Chesney and Wolfe
Directed by Mark Stuart
Starring
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Mark Stuart
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) London Weekend Television
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 27 July 1974 (1974-07-27) –
6 December 1975 (1975-12-06)
Chronology
Preceded by On the Buses

Don't Drink the Water is a British sitcom television series produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network. The series was created and written by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe and is a spin-off from their long running sitcom On the Buses. The storyline follows Cyril Blake (Stephen Lewis) living in Spain with his sister Dorothy (Pat Coombs) after his retirement from the Luxton & District Traction Company. Thirteen episodes were broadcast over two series from 27 July 1974 to 6 December 1975.

Episode list[edit]

Series 1[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "Home from Home" 27 July 1974 (1974-07-27)
2 "The Food" 3 August 1974 (1974-08-03)
3 "Dry Run" 10 August 1974 (1974-08-10)
4 "The Lift" 17 August 1974 (1974-08-17)
5 "Careful What You Eat" 24 August 1974 (1974-08-24)
6 "The Fuse" 31 August 1974 (1974-08-31)
7 "The Smell" 7 September 1974 (1974-09-07)

Series 2[edit]

# Title Original air date
8 "What! No Telly?" 1 November 1975 (1975-11-01)
9 "The Romance" 8 November 1975 (1975-11-08)
10 "A Helping Hand" 15 November 1975 (1975-11-15)
11 "The Neighbours" 22 November 1975 (1975-11-22)
12 "Fred" 29 November 1975 (1975-11-29)
13 "Keeping Fit" 6 December 1975 (1975-12-06)

DVD releases[edit]

Network DVD originally included the first episode of Don't Drink the Water as an extra feature on the seventh series DVD of On the Buses, which was released on 13 November 2006. All thirteen episodes were released on a two disc DVD by Network on 1 November 2010. All thirteen episodes were also released in a box set on 19 September 2011 along with all seven series of On the Buses and all three films.[1]

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