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 7 - Love And Marriage

While they await the start of a mate's stag night, Terry and Bob are pleased to see Duggie, an old friend who is now married with a baby. Taking pity on his lack of a social life, they keep him in the pub and get him drunk. At the same time they conclude that married life really does put a crimp in your happiness.


Repeated on BBC 1 on Tues 15/11/66 at 7:30pm with 13.5 million viewers.

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

Broadcast details

Saturday 16th July 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Bartlett Mullins Mr. Clough
Donald McKillop Jack
Guest cast
Helen Fraser Helen
Norman Chappell Archie
Geoffrey Hughes Podge
Derek Newark Duggie
Elizabeth Begley Mrs. Foster
Frank Cowley Old Dan
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Paul Allen Production Designer

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