In Littlewoods, i looked on play and amazon, as well as asda, Zavvi and tesco, none are as cheap as this
Seven series they made of the classic British situation comedy, On The Buses. And that means this collected boxset of the television adventures of Blakey, Butler and co runs to in excess of a staggering 1900 minutes. That?a lot of buses, a lot of entertainment and a very healthy dose of laughs.
Most of the laughs, of course, are generated by the eclectic collection of characters. Top of the bill, and as endearingly funny as he always was, is the harassed Inspector Blake, aka Blakey, whose run-ins with bus driver Butler and his partner in mischief Jack form the magic triangle on which much of the show?success led. But spare a though too for the equally endearing side characters, none more so that Stan?long-suffering sister, Olive.
Now granted, across the many, many hours you get in this collection of On The Buses, there are a fair selection of duff episodes, and it?unlikely to be the kind of programme you?ever try to get through in one or two sittings. But there?a real, definite charm, regular chuckles and plenty of underrated writing bubbling beneath the surface here, and the end product is hard to resist. Perhaps wisely, the three, lesser, big screen adventures were left out of this set, but completists can pick them up perfectly easily in a boxset of their own.
Yet this particular On The Buses box is all about the programmes themselves, and there?plenty contained within both in numerical and qualitative measures. Even for the most casual fan of the show, or those with a healthy interest in classic British sitcoms, it?a terrific buy. --Jon Foster
Complete collection featuring every episode of hugely popular 70s sitcom. The series follows the comedic adventures of London's laziest bus drivers, Stan (Reg Varney) and Jack (Bob Grant), as they make a career out of not working--except when it involves flirting with the ladies or plotting against their villainous manager, Blakey (Stephen Lewis