The 'On the Buses' films

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iveco
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The 'On the Buses' films

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I loved these too

Great British Classics :D

My favourite one is Holiday On The Buses

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Yes, I got the DVD set of the films..... Great comedy!
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iveco wrote:I loved these too

Great British Classics :D

My favourite one is Holiday On The Buses
Many years ago a friend had a jazz mag with OLIVE in ( now thats pure horror)

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On the Buses

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Apparently these comedy films were some of Hammers biggest money makers

"I'll get you Butler"

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I've been to the location of Holiday on the buses :-) my children have played on the beach where the bus sank :-0

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thirtysomething wrote:I've been to the location of Holiday on the buses :-) my children have played on the beach where the bus sank :-0
Where is this?
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Post by niches »

Hi - the majority was filmed at Pontins Prestatyn and surrounding area - the pontins is still there and the area hasn't changed too much since Butler and co were there! You may find this link useful from the OTB Fanclub site...

http://www.onthebusesfanclub.co.uk/photoalbum10.html

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Post by HODGES »

I was a chalet maid at Pontins for ten years,but not during the filming,in the 90's.But i worked with most of the old staff who were around at the making of the film,and most of them all had little bit parts.The bridge were Olive and Stan loose the luggage from the bike is the Rhuddlan bridg,which is still there....




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On the buses movies

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My favourite film is 'Holiday On The Buses' because I stayed at Pontins - Prestatyn Sands where it was filmed, in 1985 & 86. I love the opening shot of the camp, with the Pontins sign on the reception/amenities building, the swimming pool & the shots outside the chalets. Brings back some very happy memories :)

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Post by andy_pagin »

Holiday on the Busses is a perfect example of comedy inadvertantly becoming documentary, it documents a whole era of British working class life that's gone forever. That's just what working class family holidays were like in the 1970s, they got it down to a tee.