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.

Series 2, Episode 3 - The Ant And The Grasshopper

Bob's swamped with the chores of married life and a hectic work life, while Terry idles away his time playing billiards or going to the pictures. When Terry predicts a future of ulcers and heart-attacks for him, Bob wonders who has taken the right path to happiness...

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 15th January 1974
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Brigit Forsyth Thelma Ferris nee Chambers
Lorna Wilde Gloria
Elizabeth Lax Wendy
Guest cast
Vicki Michelle Madelyn
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Bernard Thompson Producer
Tim Gleeson Production Designer
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