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 2 - Double Date

Bob is despondent after another failed romance but Terry has heard it all before and, when two young ladies enter the café they are in, Terry persuades a reluctant Bob to give dating another go. It's not long before Bob has fallen in love again but these two prove expensive.


Repeated on BBC 1 on Fri 12/3/65 at 8pm with 8.4 million viewers.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd December 1964
25 minutes

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Sheila Fearn Audrey Collier
Guest cast
Coral Atkins Deirdre
Susan Jameson Pat
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Bob Rymer Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Geoff Kirkland Production Designer

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