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.

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Series 2, Episode 13 - The Shape Of Things To Come

With the death of notorious Uncle Jacob, the Collier family gather to pay their last respects. Terry has time to reflect on his own future but Bob is shocked when Mrs Collier's description of the deceased seems a little too close to home.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th March 1974
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 5th September 2011 8:00am Gold
Tuesday 6th September 2011 6:30am Gold
Wednesday 25th January 2012 7:30am Gold
Wednesday 25th January 2012 10:40am Gold
Thursday 26th April 2012 6:30am Gold
Thursday 26th April 2012 9:00am Gold
Saturday 13th October 2012 7:05am Gold
Monday 4th February 2013 7:00am Gold
Monday 4th February 2013 2:20pm Gold
Friday 7th June 2013 7:40am Gold
Saturday 8th June 2013 6:10am Gold
Tuesday 24th December 2013 8:30pm BBC4
Thursday 22nd May 2014 6:00am Gold
Thursday 22nd May 2014 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 7:20pm Drama
Monday 23rd March 2015 1:40pm Drama
Monday 23rd March 2015 6:40pm Drama
Thursday 30th April 2015 6:40pm Drama
Saturday 31st October 2015 9:00am Gold
Friday 1st January 2016 7:30am Gold
Monday 8th February 2016 7:20pm Drama
Tuesday 15th March 2016 7:20pm Drama
Tuesday 16th August 2016 7:20pm Drama
Thursday 22nd September 2016 7:20pm Drama
Friday 17th March 2017 3:00pm Yesterday
Friday 17th March 2017 9:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 11th May 2017 9:20am Gold
Thursday 11th May 2017 2:40pm Gold
Monday 18th December 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 19th December 2017 5:20pm Yesterday
Friday 25th May 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Friday 25th May 2018 10:20pm Yesterday
Monday 16th July 2018 11:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 17th July 2018 9:40pm Yesterday
Wednesday 19th June 2019 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 16th August 2023 6:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Sheila Fearn Audrey
Olive Milbourne Mrs Collier
Guest cast
Jack Woolgar Joe Hargreaves
Eve Pearce Mrs Hope
Rosalind Bailey Nurse
Olive Mercer Aunt Rose
Helena McCarthy Aunt Kitty
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Bernard Thompson Producer
John Hurst Production Designer

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