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 8 - Goodbye To All That

It seems that Bob is tiring of his home town and wants to join the army in order to see the world. Terry thinks he is just down because Thelma Chambers has dumped him but is surprised when Bob goes through with it. Terry struggles to adjust to his best friend's departure and eventually joins up himself, but he is in for a very big surprise!


Repeated on BBC 1 on Tues 22/11/66 at 7:30pm with 13.7 million viewers.

Broadcast details

Saturday 23rd July 1966
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd September 2011 7:30am Gold
Sunday 4th September 2011 6:30am Gold
Sunday 30th October 2011 12:55am Gold

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Bartlett Mullins Mr. Clough
Donald McKillop Jack
Sheila Fearn Audrey Collier
Olive Milbourne Mrs. Collier
Guest cast
Alex McDonald Mr. Collier
Irene Richmond Mrs. Ferris
Barry Stanton George
Tony Caunter Army Sergeant
Andrew Robertson Youth
Hugh Walters Recruit
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer
Pamela Bosworth Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Alan Hunter-Craig Production Designer

Share this page