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On the Buses is a British situation comedy created by Ronald Wolfe and |Ronald Chesney, broadcast in the UK from 1969 to 1973.The BBC rejected On the Buses and so the duo turned to the ITV company London Weekend Television. The show was accepted and despite a poor critical reception became a hit with viewers.
Stan Butler works as a bus driver for The Luxton & District Traction Company. He lives with his bingo-loving, widowed and overbearing mother (Cicely Courtneidge, later Doris Hare), his frumpy sister, Olive, and his lazy brother-in-law, Arthur. The bane of Stan's life is Inspector Cyril "Blakey" Blake who is often checking up on him and his conductor and friend, the cheerful, bucktoothed Jack Harper. Blakey threatens them with the sack for lateness and untidiness; he sports a toothbrush moustache and general appearance in the image of Adolf Hitler. His catchphrases are "I 'ate you Butler!" and "You've made my day." In later years Arthur and then Stan left the series, Olive worked for the bus company and Blakey moved in to board at Mum's house.