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

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Other Side Of The Fence

When Bob is seconded to the drawing office he witnesses a whole new life and is keen to better himself. Terry has noticed the change and disapproves, so Bob invites him to a social gathering with his new colleagues - but he be able to stop Terry from speaking his mind?


This episode is also known as The Other Side Of The Fence.

Repeated on BBC 1 on Fri 26/3/65 at 8pm with 8.5 million viewers.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 6th January 1965
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 25th February 2012 7:00am Gold

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Bartlett Mullins Mr. Clough
Donald McKillop Jack
Guest cast
Anneke Wills Judith Francis
Didi Sullivan Sally Anne
Richard Moore Blakey
Eric Dodson Holgate
Michael Sheard Nesbit
Martin Redpath Roger
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Geoff Kirkland Production Designer

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