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 3 - Older Women Are More Experienced

Freda, the new canteen manageress, is causing quite a stir and Terry fancies his chances with a more mature woman. He bets Bob he will be going out with her by the end of the day and is full of himself when she asks him to do a job for her that evening. For once, Bob also has a date.


Repeated on BBC 1 on Fri 19/3/65 at 8pm with 8.6 million viewers.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 30th December 1964
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 25th February 2012 6:30am Gold

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Bartlett Mullins Mr. Clough
Donald McKillop Jack
Guest cast
Sandra Payne Sheila Mills
Patricia Shakesby Waitress
Yvette Rees Freda Winsor
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Richard Hunt Production Designer

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