The Likely Lads. Image shows from L to R: Terry Collier (James Bolam), Bob Ferris (Rodney Bewes).

The Likely Lads

BBC Two sitcom focusing on two lads. 20 episodes (3 series), 1964 - 1966. Stars James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Bartlett Mullins, Donald McKillop and others.

The Likely Lads. Image shows from L to R: Terry Collier (James Bolam), Bob Ferris (Rodney Bewes). Copyright: BBC.

The Likely Lads

Bob and Terry are two lads from the North East with contrasting desires and ambitions - except when it comes to chatting up girls

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1964 - 1966
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
20   (3 series), plus 1 short special
Starring
James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Bartlett Mullins, Donald McKillop, Sheila Fearn and Olive Millbourne
Writers
Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Producer
Dick Clement

Two deeply contrasting teenagers learn to cope with working life in the North-East. Bob is ambitious, a social climber and willing to work to attain his aspirations - Terry, on the other hand, is out for a good time and wants nothing more than beer, lasses and football.

Production Details

Part of

The Likely Lads

Production company
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 16th December 1964 on BBC Two at 9:55pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 23rd July 1966 on BBC Two at 8:40pm
Last repeat
Saturday 25th February 2012 at 6:30am on Gold