Stanley "Stan" Butler (Reg Varney) is the main character of the television series who appears in most episode. Stan is often happy though frequently broke and constantly unlucky in love. Stan left the show halfway through the final series.
He works as a driver for most of the series, always turning up to work late and hardly ever getting the bus out in time.He loves to torment and call Cyril 'Blakey' Blake (Blakey for short) names. After leaving Luxton, Stan works in Birmingham in a car factory.