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

The Likely Lads

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1964 - 1966
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Bob and Terry are two lads from the North East with contrasting desires and ambitions - except when it comes to chatting up girls. Stars James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Bartlett Mullins, Donald McKillop, Sheila Fearn and Olive Milbourne

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Entente Cordiale

The lads have just returned from holiday where Bob has lost his heart to a French girl named Louise - at least from afar as he never actually spoke to her. He soon learns that Terry gave her his address and the young lady is coming over to see him and bringing a friend. Bob is persuaded to make up a foursome with a heavy heart...


Repeated on BBC 1 on Fri 5/3/65 at 8pm with 8 million viewers.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 16th December 1964
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 20th April 2024 6:30pm BBC2

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Bartlett Mullins Mr. Clough
Donald McKillop Jack
Sheila Fearn Audrey Collier
Olive Milbourne Mrs. Collier
Guest cast
Christine Collins Louise Rogers
Bettine le Beau Colette
Joan Pickering The Tealady
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Bob Rymer Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Richard Hunt Production Designer

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