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 3, Episode 2 - Friends And Neighbours

Bob has a dilemma: he is dating 17 year-old Lorna Perrin and gets on well with her middle-class parents. Next door to the Perrins is a vile old man who wears braces and spits, staying there while the owner is in Canada. The problem is that the "vile" old man is Terry's grandad, and Bob has to choose sides - a class war quickly breaks out!


Repeated on BBC 1 on Tues 11/10/66 at 7:30pm with 12.1 million viewers.

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

Broadcast details

Saturday 11th June 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Guest cast
Wilfrid Lawson Grandad
Glenn Melvyn Mr. Perrin
Noel Dyson Mrs. Perrin
Angela Lovell Lorna Perrin
Rita Ramano Barmaid
Ray Golman Customer in Pub
Steve Pokol Customer in Pub
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Alan Hunter-Craig Production Designer

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