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

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 3 - Rocker

Bob has bought a second-hand scooter and dreams of Sunday morning rides to the country with a bird on the back. As he is still a learner Terry helps him to come to terms with the Highway Code, but when it comes to the practical Bob has a problem with his emergency stop!


Repeated on BBC 1 on Tues 18/10/66 at 7:30pm with 12.1 million viewers.

Broadcast details

Saturday 18th June 1966
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 30th July 2011 7:30am Gold
Sunday 31st July 2011 6:30am Gold
Saturday 31st December 2011 7:30am Gold

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Guest cast
Carole Mowlam Nurse
Derek Sydney Mr. Stacey
Patti Dalton Carol
Tex Fuller Scooterist
Derek Seaton Mechanic
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Geoffrey Botterill Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Paul Allen Production Designer

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