On the Buses

On the Buses (1969)

13 mistakes

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Boxing Day Social - S5-E15

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening scene, when Inspector Blake informs Stan and Arthur that the 10:45 bus has arrived, the camera pans over to the door of the bus where another cameraman's shadow can be seen on the side of the bus.

On the Omnibuses - S7-E6

Factual error: In the Edwardian street scene a modern car can be seen behind the cart on the left of the screen - a beige Morris 1800, 1968-1972 model.

Radio Control - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: At the end when Stan comes out of the manager's office to explain what happened when the bus got stuck under the low bridge, Stan and Jack drive out in the same bus that hit the bridge which was badly damaged but now is suddenly repaired.

Boxing Day Social - S5-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Stan is lifting Linda up onto the bus' bonnet so she can see into the driver's cab, if you look through the windscreen you can see a crew member behind the bus.

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The New Telly - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Jack uses the screwdriver to adjust the picture quality on the television, a boom mic dips into the shot above him.

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A Thin Time - S5-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Olive notices the wigs that Arthur is sitting on, a large studio light can be seen behind Mum and Olive, reflected in the mirror.

Boxing Day Social - S5-E15

Revealing mistake: In the first scene of part two Jack and Linda are supposed to be kissing but their lips are not touching.

The Prize - S6-E7

Visible crew/equipment: As Chalky drives off in his mini, the crew are reflected in the windows.

Lost Property - S5-E9

Revealing mistake: When Stan drives the bus into the depot there are two buses parked outside on the right on which the Eastern national logo can be seen instead of Luxton bus company (the name of the bus company in the programme). Eastern national's depot and buses were used for filming.

Christmas Duty - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Stan demonstrates the toy bus on Blakey's desk everything that was on Blakey's desk top has suddenly disappeared.

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Revealing mistake: The name of the fictional bus company in this programme is the Luxton Bus Company, but in close up shots in some episodes you can see the legal lettering on the lower edge of the side of the buses which reads Eastern National - the company that owned the buses used for filming.

Radio Control - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: As the bus is approaching the bridge you can see out of the front windows on the top deck the car in front, a grey Rover, is about to go under the bridge, but when Blakey looks out of the front window and sees the low bridge, the Rover is approaching the bridge a second time.

Christmas Duty - S4-E5

Plot hole: In Blakey's office Stan shows Blakey the toy bus he has just brought for his nephew. How can Stan have a nephew when he isn't married and his only sibling is his sister Olive, who doesn't have any children?

Trivia: Even though Doris Hare played Reg Varney's mother in the series, she was only 11 years older than him.

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