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 3 - The Talk Of The Town

Bob has a hangover and the events of the party the night before are a complete blank. When he gets to work people are congratulating him on his engagement to Helen - and then it dawns. He proposed to her at somebody else's engagement party and now the rumours are rife that she must be pregnant. How will Bob tell Helen that he has made a mistake without losing face?!


Repeated on BBC 1 on Fri 6/9/65 at 8pm with 7.2 million viewers.

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

Broadcast details

Wednesday 30th June 1965
25 minutes

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Bartlett Mullins Mr. Clough
Donald McKillop Jack
Sheila Fearn Audrey Collier
Guest cast
Richard Moore Blakey
John Scott Martin (as John Scott-Martin) Barman
Irene Richmond Mrs. Ferris
Helen Fraser Helen
Michael Coles Big Duggy
Patricia Shakesby Elsie
Douglas Harris Factory Hand
Martin King Man in Pub
Roy Denton Commissionaire
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Bob Rymer Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Martin Johnson Production Designer

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