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?

BBC One sitcom about a pair of friends embracing the 1970s differently. 27 episodes (2 series), 1973 - 1974. Stars James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn and others.

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

Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?

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

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

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.

Production Details

Part of

The Likely Lads

Production company
Also known as
  • WHTTLL? (Acronym)
Soundtrack
Theme song by Mike Hugg and Ian La Frenais.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 9th January 1973 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 24th December 1974 on BBC One at 7:45pm
Last repeat
Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 6:00pm on Drama

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