Ladhood. Image shows from L to R: Addy (Aqib Khan), Craggy (Shaun Thomas), Liam (Liam Williams), Young Liam (Oscar Kennedy), Ralph (Samuel Bottomley)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2019 - 2022
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Liam Williams writes and stars in this sitcom set across two timelines, present day London and mid-2000s Leeds. Also features Oscar Kennedy, Samuel Bottomley, Shaun Thomas, Aqib Khan, Nick Preston and more.

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Series 2, Episode 2 - On The Road

Ladhood. Image shows from L to R: Ralph (Samuel Bottomley), Addy (Aqib Khan), Craggy (Shaun Thomas), Young Liam (Oscar Kennedy)
At the age of 33 Liam decides it's time he learned to drive. Back in noughties Leeds, Ralph is days away from his driving test & the lads are pinning their hopes on him passing.

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In the wake of his break-up with Jess, Liam devotes himself to a healthier and more productive lifestyle. At the age of 33, he decides it's finally time he learned to drive.

Leeds, early noughties: Ralph - being the first to turn 17 - is only days away from his driving test and the lads are pinning all their hopes on him passing. For Liam, it's a ticket to freedom and adventure. But when he realises it's harder to escape the mundanity of life than he first thought, his frustrations boil over.

Back in the present day, the reality of driving isn't living up to Liam's fantasy either.

Broadcast details

Sunday 15th August 2021
BBC Three
24 minutes, 37 seconds


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 23rd August 2021 10:35pm BBC1
Monday 23rd August 2021 11:05pm BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 16th August 2022 11:05pm BBC3

Cast & crew

Liam Williams Liam
Oscar Kennedy Young Liam
Samuel Bottomley Ralph
Shaun Thomas Craggy
Aqib Khan Addy
Nick Preston Rupert
Lily Frazer Jess
Karan Gill Ross
Guest cast
Georgia Hughes Lucy
Ainsley Howard Abi
Joel Stockhill Brendan
Steve Brody Bill
Anna Crilly Michelle
Writing team
Liam Williams Writer
Production team
Jonathan Schey Director
Joe Nunnery Producer
Gareth Edwards Executive Producer
Josh Cole Executive Producer
Liam Williams Executive Producer
Andy Bennions Line Producer
Joe Haughey Editor
Heather Gibson Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Craig Dean Devine Director of Photography
Jemima Cotter Costume Designer
Siobhán Harper-Ryan Make-up Designer
Terence Dunn Composer
Lee Watson Graphics
Will Baker 1st Assistant Director
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor


Accidentally meeting doggers

What would you do if you got in a car with a couple of doggers?

Featuring: Liam Williams (Liam), Oscar Kennedy (Young Liam), Samuel Bottomley (Ralph), Shaun Thomas (Craggy), Aqib Khan (Addy) & Anna Crilly (Michelle).

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