On the Buses

On the Buses is a British comedy series created by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1973. The writers' previous successes with The Rag Trade and Meet the Wife were for the BBC, but the corporation rejected On the Buses, not seeing much comedy potential in a bus depot as a setting. The comedy partnership turned to a friend, Frank Muir, Head of Entertainment at London Weekend Television, who loved the idea; the show was accepted and despite a poor critical reception became a hit with viewers.

TitleOn the Buses
First Air DateFebruary 28th, 1969
Last Air DateMay 20th, 1973
GenreComedy
NetworkITV
Number of Seasons7 Seasons
Number of Episodes74 Episodes
Plot Keywordsmother, brother-in-law, sister, working class, sitcom, workplace comedy
Michael Robbins
Michael Robbins
Reg Varney
Reg Varney
Doris Hare
Doris Hare