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Old 13-08-2015, 17:35
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Sad to read this just now. Have watched some of On The Buses recently and they still make me laugh.
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Old 13-08-2015, 17:50
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RIP

Go get Butler!
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:15
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RIP Stephen

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Old 13-08-2015, 18:16
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I thought he already was?
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:27
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Oh dear very sad, He was also in One Foot In The Grave and other stuff
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:29
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RIP. He was only in his early forties in On The Buses.
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:32
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RIP Stephen Lewis

I hate you Butler!

Absolute legend, condolences to all family and friends.
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:34
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Smiler from Last Of The Summer Wine as well
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:38
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One of the all time greatest comic creations was Blakey, everyone could do an impression!
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:40
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Such a brilliant actor may he RIP.
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:48
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I thought he was already dead for some reason.
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:54
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This sounds really bad but I thought he died years ago
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Old 13-08-2015, 18:55
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He was in something recently so many films and last of the summer wine and can't forget on the buses RIP
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Old 13-08-2015, 19:01
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Anna Karen who played olive is the only surviving character from on the buses
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Old 13-08-2015, 19:13
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RIP Blakey.
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Old 13-08-2015, 19:30
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Sad news indeed, like others I did think he'd passed on a while ago.
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Old 13-08-2015, 19:35
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Very sad to hear Stephen "Blakey" Lewis has passed away.

Began watching On The Buses about 5 years ago when I noticed it on ITV3. Enjoyed it far more than I expected to do. It was always remarkable to me that Stan, Reg Varney looked so young for his age and was a decade older than Blakey when infact Blakey looked about 20 years older than Stan. I do think they deliberately aged Stephen Lewis just a touch though.

Tonight I'm reminded of the edition called Bye Bye Blakey when they all mistakenly think Blakey has a terminal illness and not long to live and start treating him far more respectfully until finding out he's fine.

Here is that edition from March 1972;

https://youtu.be/tlnUWcfve1c
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Old 13-08-2015, 19:51
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On the Buses is a great series. It's quite funny. There's something about it that, in my opinion, makes it enjoyable.
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Old 13-08-2015, 20:17
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Very sad news but he had a very good life if you see them tell Stan and Jack to "Get that bus out".!

I have all the series and films and they still make me laugh.

And also remember the comedy "Don't drink the water" and Smiler in " Last of the summer wine"
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Old 13-08-2015, 20:42
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ah, Blakey. Another part of my 70s childhood snuffed out. RIP
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Old 13-08-2015, 20:42
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Never really got the appeal for on the buses and this guy used to scare me.
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Old 13-08-2015, 20:48
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Aah, sad even though he was a good age.
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Old 13-08-2015, 21:53
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Sad news indeed, like others I did think he'd passed on a while ago.
Because he was typecast in a role much older than his actual age while Varney and Grant were chasing 'clippies' about half their age. Whenever I wait half an hour for a bus which was due ten minutes ago I think Blakey was actually the hero and should have got those two d*ckheads sacked.
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Old 13-08-2015, 22:06
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Blakey, along with Arthur (Michael Robbins), had some of the best lines in the series - and in the three spin-off films.

In the first On The Buses film, Stan is ordered to take a skidpan test by the insurance company after demolishing a telephone box and bus shelter at a terminus. As a London Transport Routemaster enters the Chiswick skidpan, where the test is being undertaken, Stan remarks "See them London Transport buses... they're better than ours."
Blakey replies "Yeah - and so are their drivers!"

Thank you Mr Lewis for such a memorable creation, and RIP.
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Old 13-08-2015, 22:11
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I 'ate you Butler!!!!!! RIP Stephen.

So that just leaves Anna Karen (Olive). Similar to how Barbara Windsor is the last of the main Carry On stars.
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