Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?. Image shows from L to R: Terry Collier (James Bolam), Bob Ferris (Rodney Bewes). Copyright: BBC
Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?

Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1973 - 1974
  • 27 episodes (2 series)

Colour sequel to the hit 1960s sitcom, The Likely Lads. Terry returns from the army to discover his friend Bob is now engaged and looking to better himself. Stars James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn, Bill Owen and more.

Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?. Image shows from L to R: Bob Ferris (Rodney Bewes), Terry Collier (James Bolam). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973 - 1974
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
27 (2 series)
Stars
James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn, Bill Owen, Anita Carey, Joan Hickson, Olive Milbourne and more
Writers
Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Producers
Jack Gilbert and Bernard Thompson
Companies

It's been over 5 years since the little mishap that left Terry in the Army and Bob discharged with flat feet in The Likely Lads.

Terry, now back in civilian life, returns to Newcastle to find that everything has changed - not least his friend Bob who is now engaged to be married and upwardly mobile in more ways than one.

There is no love lost between Terry and Bob's fiancee, Thelma, so reinvigorating their friendship will prove difficult at the best of times. It's not long before Bob is having doubts that the last person he needs in his life, right now, is Terry.

Additional details

Part of

The Likely Lads

Also known as
  • WHTTLL? (Acronym)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme song by Mike Hugg and Ian La Frenais.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 9th January 1973 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 24th December 1974 at 7:45pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Studio
  • Newcastle - Locations

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