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 2, Episode 1 - Baby, It's Cold Outside

Bob and Terry have a date with a couple of nurses who are leaving the area in a few days' time. Thinking they may be on to a sure thing, they try to find a place to take them to but draw a blank. They finally get a break when they meet Jack in the pub and they offer to babysit for him. When they take the girls back to his flat they try to pass it off as their own - but when the baby cries it's a difficult one to explain!


Repeated on BBC 1 on Fri 23/8/65 at 8pm with 6.9 million viewers.

This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 16th June 1965
25 minutes

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Donald McKillop Jack
Sheila Fearn Audrey Collier
Guest cast
Dorothy White Margaret
Kate Storey Rose
Janet Kelly June
John Scott Martin (as John Scott-Martin) Barman
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Jack Hulls Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Martin Johnson Production Designer

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