The Likely Lads. Image shows from L to R: Terry Collier (James Bolam), Bob Ferris (Rodney Bewes).

The Likely Lads

BBC Two sitcom focusing on two lads. 20 episodes (3 series), 1964 - 1966. Stars James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Bartlett Mullins, Donald McKillop and others.

Series 2, Episode 4 - The Last Of The Big Spenders

While visiting a department store, Bob and Terry try to impress two pretty demonstrators by buying up most of their products. They succeed in their goal of getting a date but have spent all their money achieving it. To make matters worse, the girls suggest a series of expensive locations for their night out and the lads spend more time checking their wallets than chatting up the girls.


Repeated on BBC 1 on Fri 13/9/65 at 8pm with 9.2 million viewers.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 7th July 1965
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Sheila Fearn Audrey Collier
Guest cast
Michael Sheard Nesbit
Wanda Ventham Angela
Wendy Richard Lynn
Roger Brierley Julian
Pamela Greer Miss Moppet
Alister Williamson Bouncer
Paul Lindley Barman
Elsa Fell Croupier
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer

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