On the Buses (series 2)

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On the Buses
Series 2
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On the Buses series 2 DVD
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes6
Original networkITV
Original release31 May (1969-05-31) –
5 July 1969 (1969-07-05)
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List of On the Buses episodes

The second series of On the Buses originally aired between 31 May 1969 and 5 July 1969, beginning with "Family Flu". The series was produced and directed by Stuart Allen, and the designer was Andrew Gardner. All the episodes in this series were written by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe.[1][2]



Episode No. Series No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
81"Family Flu"Stuart AllenRonald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe31 May 1969 (1969-05-31)
When Olive and Mum catch the flu, Stan and Arthur are forced to do all the housekeeping. Arthur also catches the flu, leaving Stan to do all the work at home. Stan does the shopping and takes the clothes to the launderette while on duty, which lands him in trouble with Inspector Blake. Olive, Arthur and Mum decide to visit Aunt Maud and once they've left, Stan catches the flu. This episode was filmed 10 May 1969.[1][2]
92"The Used Combination"Stuart AllenRonald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe7 June 1969 (1969-06-07)
Arthur buys a second-hand motorcycle with a sidecar attached to its side. Stan breaks the starter and is forced to smuggle tools out of the bus depot to fix it. Once the bike is fixed, Arthur takes it on a test run with Mum and Olive. The bike breaks down far away from home and by fortune Stan's bus passes by. The bus tows the bike and while doing so, the handlebars break off. Inspector Blake finds the handlebars attached to the bus and keeps hold of them until its rightful owner collects them. This episode was filmed 23 May 1969.[1][2]
103"Self Defence"Stuart AllenRonald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe14 June 1969 (1969-06-14)
Jack and Stan are amongst bus crew staff who have been attacked by drunken yobs and,when Blakey advertises a self-defence class, teaching martial arts, the pair decide to join - chiefly because two attractive conductresses are also in the class. Inevitably the two men get thrown around by the women and discover that Blakey is no woose either. This episode was filmed 29 May 1969.[1][2]
114"Aunt Maud"Stuart AllenRonald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe21 June 1969 (1969-06-21)
Mum's sister Maud is coming to stay for a few days but the living arrangements are altered to suit Aunt Maud, with Stan giving up his bedroom for her and sleeping with Arthur, and Olive sleeping with Mum. Maud asks embarrassing questions about them, such as why Arthur and Olive don't have any children and why Stan isn't married. Stan struggles to get some sleep with Arthur so he sleeps on the chair downstairs. On Aunt Maud's return journey, Jack refuses to allow the large dog on the bus so Stan takes the dog with him in his bus cab. This episode was filmed 6 June 1969.[1][2]
125"Late Again"Stuart AllenRonald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe28 June 1969 (1969-06-28)
Stan is unable to juggle his early-morning shifts and love life. Stan sleeps through his alarm after having a busy evening with his girlfriend Doreen, and it manages to wake up the rest of the household. Arthur changes the volume of the alarm to avoid being woken up, but it does not wake Stan up; Jack forges Stan's signature to sign him in for work on time but Stan is late for work so he takes a shortcut by entering the depot through the toilets. He climbs through the women's toilets instead of the men's, surprising an unattractive clippie and gets into trouble with Inspector Blake. Inspector Blake moves Stan to the late shifts, and Jack pinches Stan's girlfriend. This episode was filmed 13 June 1969.[1][2]
136"Bon Voyage"Stuart AllenRonald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe5 July 1969 (1969-07-05)
Stan and Jack are preparing for the staff holiday to Spain. They tell Inspector Blake about their plan to attract the women there, by acting as photographers. They demonstrate on a clippie and Inspector Blake. To improve their suntan, they go sunbathing in the cemetery. A member of the public steals Stan's clothes and Stan drives to the depot wearing part of Jack's uniform. Inspector Blake tells Stan that he has to pay for a new uniform, and that the money for it will come out of his holiday spending money. Stan packs for the holiday, weighing every item to avoid excess baggage charges. He is unable to take everything in just his suitcase so he puts his items in his overcoat pockets. Stan is assigned to drive the bus to the airport. This episode was filmed 20 June 1969.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Walker, Craig (2009). On the Buses: The Complete Story. Apex Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781906358693.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Fisher, Tex (2011). I 'Ate You Butler! - The Making of On the Buses: Behind the Scenes of Britain's Favourite Sitcom. Deck Chair Publishing. ISBN 9780956563415.

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