Sunday, 22 April 2012

Holiday On The Buses (1973)

I love the classic sit-com, On The Buses, despite being derided by the so called critics I think this is one of the best sit-coms from this particular period. I feel that the three feature films based around the series are even funnier than the actual series itself. Holiday on the Buses made in 1973 was the third and final film based on the series. Directed by Bryan Izzard, Holiday On The Buses starred Reg Varney and Doris Hare. The film succeeded the films On The Buses (1971) and Mutiny On The Buses (1972). The film was produced by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe for Hammer Films.

After a series of incidents at the bus depot, Stan (Reg Varney), Jack (Bob Grant) and Inspector Blake (Stephen Lewis) are sacked. Stan and Jack get a job as bus crew at a holiday camp, only to find that Blakey has also got a job at the camp, as security inspector. Stan invites the family to stay whilst he proceeds to chat up the guests and staff. Meanwhile, Blakey thinks he can teach the guests old time dancing. Stan and the family get into an adventurous holiday, including repainting the whole of a bedroom as Little Arthur squirts ink around the room, a suitcase full of murky river water, and an exploding toilet.

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