And James’ mother, Sue Griffith, added: "It
was a wonderful party. Everybody came over and they were a lively crowd. People had their wives, husbands and partners with
She still marvels at how successful On the Buses
and the spin-off films were.
She said: It was an immensely popular series. I used
to see from the list of where the royalties came from that it was shown all over the world."
"My mother was once on holiday in Yugoslavia and
suddenly this woman came rushing up to her. Apparently, it was the number one comedy show there!"
"My mother and Reg got on enormously well. They were
great friends and he really liked working with her and she enjoyed doing On the Buses and said it was great fun."
According to Sue,her mother would have been delighted
that the film was being commemorated as part of the Film Trail.
She added: "Were my mother still with us she would
have been there like a shot – my mother would open or close anything."