About the TV Show
mother brother-in-law sister working class sitcom workplace comedy
On the Buses
First Air Date: February 28, 1969
|First Aired on||:||1969|
|Networks||:||ITV,London Weekend Television|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||74 episodes in 7 Seasons|
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.