Friday, April 17, 2015

Lord Bonkers' Diary: "Bomb on the Buses"

Bomb on the Buses

To my solicitor to discuss the latest turn in my legal action against MegaGalactic Studios of Hollywood, CA. Perhaps you remember the film Speed, which was released some years ago? It concerned a bus with a bomb on board that would go off pop is said bus’s speed fell below a certain figure.

Well, here’s the thing, that film’s plot, twist for twist, was copied from a film we made at Oakham Studios back in the 1970s.

Seeking actors who were well versed in the practicalities of operating a bus, I hit upon the idea of recruiting the cast on On the Buses en bloc. The result was that Bomb on the Buses was wildly popular – who could forget the scene where poor Olive is rescued from the speeding bus? Lines of dialogue such as “Blimey, Stan, keep your foot down” and “Don’t you dare touch that brake, Butler” were on everyone’s lips.

I leave the office having given the instruction to instruct counsel.

Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South-West 1906-10.

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