Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Micheal Robbins ( Arthur Rudge)

Micheal Robbins
( 1930-1992)
Micheal was very talented on the screen and the TV...Playing Arthur Rudge in
On The Buses, he was on the end of many jokes delivered by Stan (Reg Varney).
Most of the jokes were to deal with his "Operation" that seemed to limit his sex
drive with wife Olive (Anna Karen). If you talk about a maraige made in hell then,
Arthur and Olive was that. Arthur was a hospital worker when he arrived on the Butlers
doorstep looking for a room, they made it as a railway ticket agent, and then as a bus driver,
in the movie On the Buses. The facial expressions that Micheal gave when being the but of Stans jokes, or when Olive did something wacko, was worth a good laugh or too. Micheal left the series early and that was too bad as it did not give the writers a chance to end the relationship with Olive on a funny note. Seen Micheal in a bit Part in Victor/Victoria as a french innkeeper,
he was great for the short time in the film, the best part being when juile andrews offers him sex for a meatball!!!
FAVORITE MICHEAL ROBBINS MONENT IN OTB:
IN BREW IT YOURSELF, HE THINKS STANS ATEMPT TO MAKE HOME BREW IS
CRAZY, BUT WHEN HE GETS A TASTES AND ENTER THE ROOM WHEN JACK BRING S A SOBER STAN HOME, HIS ANTICS ARE REALLY ENJOYABLE....
MISS YA ARTHUR!!

1 comment:

Toronto FC Fanatic said...

Micheal Robbins TV Main Cast

On The Buses 1969-1972 as Arthur Rudge
Hows Your Farther 1974 as Eddie Cropper
The Fuzz 1977 as DS Sidney Marbie
Fairly Secret Army 1984 as
Sgt Major Throttle

TV Episode Credits
Doctor Who 1963 "The visitation"
4 parts as Richard Mace

Department S: 1969-
"The man in the Elegant room"
as burton
"The Day of the Scavengers"
as Yuan
"Take Me To Your Leader"
as Cavell
"My Teddy Bear" as Henry
"Dragonsfield" as landlord
"Square Root of Evil" as Bloom
" The People Importers" as Baxter
"The Double Take" as Pat Hurst
" The Drummer and The Bloke" as
Jack
"Stans Day Out" as Tom
"Goodbye Nobby Clarke" as Nobby Clarke
" A Cry for Help" as Sam Frusher
"A Car is Stolen" as jack saunders
"The Copper Beeches" as Mr Toller
"Fall High, Fall Hard" as Mr Smith
"the Ballard of Peckham Rye" as
Humphray Place
"Professional Status" as The gas Man
Z Cars (1970)
"Stop Over pt 2" as John Glass

Black and Blue (1973)
"Soap Opera in Stockwell as
Bert
The Good Life (1976)
"Whose Fleas are these" as
PV Balstrode

George and Mildred (1979)
"The Last Straw" as ALF

BBC TV Shakespeare (1982)
"The merry wives of Windsor" as
NYM

Rumpole of the Bailey (1967)
'Rumpoles Last Case" as
Cyril Timson

The Bill (1991,1989)
"Something Personal" as Tobin
"the Strong Survive" asTobin

Dempsey and Makepeace (1986)
" Jericho Scam" As Simmons

One Foot In the Grave" (1990)
"In Luton airport, No one Can Hear
you" as irate Neighbour