, 29 Feb 2008
this dvd is superb. The On The Buses TV series is one that I have always looked upon with nostalgia and fondness. I loved it, and now my eldest children do.
'Mutiny On The Buses' is a film that comprised of set pieces and smaller plotlines, such as Stan's engagement, Olive's pregnancy, Arthur losing his job and being trained by Stan to be a bus driver, a new horrible manager taking over at the depot and even a trip to windsor safari park and many more. It all mixes up into a very funny film.
Stan agrees to marry Suzy (Janet Mahoney) one of the clippies. Arthur has lost his job and without Stan's money coming in the Butler household can not manage. Especially now Olive is pregnant.
Stan and Jack come up with the idea of Arthur learning to drive a bus, after all he can drive a motorbike and side car.
But despite everything Arthur landss a job as a bus driver, perhaps now Stan can marry.
There is the important task of a darts match in the canteen to be settled first, even Blakey and the Depot Manager Mr Jenkinson (Kevin Breenan) are involved, although Mr Jenkinson has his eye on more than the dart board.
How can Stan earn more money, there is the new Safari Bus, must be plenty of tips for the crew. With Jacks help and their devious methods Stan ends up with the job of Safari Bus Driver, Safari uniform included.
Blakey and Stan go out on a trial run at Windsor Safari Park and things go so wrong that the whole exersise is a disaster Blakey is demoted to bus conductor, what's worse he is put on Stan's Bus. Mayhem ensues.....
'Holiday On The Buses' iin my opinion is the best of the three 'On The Buses' films.
Stan, Jack and Blakey are fired from the bus service company, for wrecking 3 buses and then they get new jobs in the Pontins holiday camp in Prestatyn in North Wales.
Stan and Jack work at the holiday camp running the holiday bus, their work included picking up holiday makers from the station,taking the campers on scenic tours.
Stan and Jack think they have it made, that is until they find Blakey has been appointed Cheif Security Officer. Even when Stan strikes lucky with a girl and gets a date he still has the girls mother to contend with and where ever the girl goes so does her mother.
With the offer of a cheap holiday, Mum Arthur Olive and little Arthur (Adam Rhodes) are soon on the way to the holiday centre in the trusted old motorbike and sidecar. All is well until the luggage flies of the motorbike and ends up in a river.
Stan decides the only way to be alone with Mavis (Maureen Sweeney) is to go out to sea on a boat trip. With a reserved cabin what could go wrong, well rough seas for one.
There is even romance for Blakey 'Cor Blimey' with the holiday centre nurse (Kate Williams). But with Jack on the prowl will the romance last.
Of course mayhem ensues, and there is a freshness and originality, that separates this movie, from the rest of the 'On The Buses' franchise.
Even Stan's Mum is having a fling with Bert one of the holiday makers (Wilfred Brambell) Can Blakey and the Centre Manager (Henry McGee) keep things under control?
watch it to find out.
well worth renting out.
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