On the Buses (series 5)

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On the Buses
Series 5
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On the Buses series 5 DVD
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes15
Original networkITV
Original release19 September (1971-09-19) –
26 December 1971 (1971-12-26)
Series chronology
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List of episodes

The fifth series of On the Buses originally aired between 19 September 1971 and 26 December 1971, beginning with "The Nursery". The series was produced and directed by Derrick Goodwin and designed by Alan Hunter-Craig. All the episodes in this series were written by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe except for episodes thirteen and fourteen which were written by Bob Grant and Stephen Lewis.[1][2]



Episode No. Series No. Title Written by Original air date
401"The Nursery"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe19 September 1971 (1971-09-19)
412"Stan's Room"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe26 September 1971 (1971-09-26)
423"The Best Man"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe3 October 1971 (1971-10-03)
434"The Inspector's Pets"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe10 October 1971 (1971-10-10)
445"The Epidemic"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe17 October 1971 (1971-10-17)
456"The Busmen's Ball"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe24 October 1971 (1971-10-24)
467"Canteen Trouble"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe31 October 1971 (1971-10-31)
478"The New Nurse"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe7 November 1971 (1971-11-07)
489"Lost Property"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe14 November 1971 (1971-11-14)
4910"Stan's Uniform"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe21 November 1971 (1971-11-21)
5011"The Strain"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe28 November 1971 (1971-11-28)
5112"The New Telly"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe5 December 1971 (1971-12-05)
5213"Vacancy for Inspector"Bob Grant and Stephen Lewis12 December 1971 (1971-12-12)
5314"A Thin Time"Bob Grant and Stephen Lewis19 December 1971 (1971-12-19)
5415"Boxing Day Social"Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe26 December 1971 (1971-12-26)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Walker, Craig (2009). On the Buses: The Complete Story. Apex Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781906358693.
  2. ^ 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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