On the Buses 52 years old

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.

Credits

Cast

Name Character
Anna Karen She was 32 , now 85 years old
Stephen Lewis He was 31 , now 83 years old
Michael Robbins He was 38 , 62 years old when he died
Larry Martyn He was 34 , 60 years old when he died
Roger Avon He was 54 , 84 years old when he died
Percy Edwards He was 60 , 88 years old when he died
Mohammad Shamsi He was 39 , now 91 years old
Yutte Stensgaard She was 22 , now 75 years old
Nosher Powell He was 40 , 84 years old when he died
Campbell Singer He was 59 , 66 years old when he died
Michael Sheard He was 30 , 67 years old when he died
Helen Fraser She was 26 , now 79 years old
Yootha Joyce She was 41 , 53 years old when she died
Ruth Kettlewell She was 55 , 94 years old when she died
Cicely Courtneidge She was 75 , 87 years old when she died as Mabel Butler
Reg Varney He was 52 , 92 years old when he died
Bob Todd He was 47 , 70 years old when he died
Shirley Steedman
Garfield Morgan He was 37 , 78 years old when he died
Aubrey Morris He was 42 , 89 years old when he died
Luan Peters She was 22 , now 75 years old
Rudolph Walker He was 29 , now 82 years old
Tommy Godfrey He was 52 , 68 years old when he died
Doris Hare She was 63 , 95 years old when she died
Wendy Richard She was 25 , 65 years old when she died
Albert Moses He was 31 , 79 years old when he died
Hugh Walters He was 58 , 82 years old when he died
Pat Ashton She was 38 , 82 years old when she died
Kate Williams She was 2 , now 54 years old
Bob Grant He was 36 , 71 years old when he died
Johnny Briggs He was 106 , 39 years old when he died
James Bree He was 45 , 85 years old when he died
Norman Mitchell He was 50 , 82 years old when he died
Gwendolyn Watts He was 36 , 67 years old when he died

Crew

Name Job title
Harry Booth Directing He was 30 , now 21 years old Director
Ronald Chesney Writing He was 47 , 96 years old when he died Writer
Bryan Izzard Directing Director
Jonathan Lynn Writing He was 25 , now 78 years old Writer
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On the Buses (52 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1969-02-28
  • Runtime: [30] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 74