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 2 - A Star Is Born

Terry and Bob are challenged to compete in a pub talent night. There is a £25 prize for the winner but Terry is more interested in the person who issued the challenge - Rhona, the barmaid!


Repeated on BBC 1 on Fri 30/8/65 at 8pm with 9.4 million viewers.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd June 1965
25 minutes

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Bartlett Mullins Mr. Clough
Donald McKillop Jack
Olive Milbourne Mrs. Collier
Guest cast
Richard Moore Blakey
Dilys Watling Rhona
Bernard Spear Freddy Fyfe
Alex McDonald Mr. Collier
Jessie Robins Singer
George McCallum Ronnie the Pianist
Wally Thompson Drummer
Gillian Moore Miss Water Board
Frank Cowley Glass Clearer
The CoOrdinates (as The Cordinates) Musical Performer
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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