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 5 - The Razor's Edge

Bob has had chicken pox and Terry has kept away from his friend for 3 weeks in order not to catch it. When he does pluck up the courage to see him, he finds Bob has grown a beard and this new facial decoration causes problems at work. Bob is told to shave it off and Terry is indignant because other people have beards - he threatens a strike!


Repeated on BBC 1 on Tues 1/11/66 at 7:30pm with 12.8 million viewers.

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

Broadcast details

Saturday 2nd July 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Bartlett Mullins Mr. Clough
Donald McKillop Jack
Guest cast
John Scott Martin (as John Scott-Martin) Barman
Irene Richmond Mrs. Ferris
Antony Baird Darby
Donald Gee Godfrey
Vickery Turner Monica
Geoffrey Hughes Podge
Penelope Goddard Barmaid
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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