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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 5 - The Great Race

Terry and Bob challenge each other to a cross-country cycle race, but they have failed to take into account the passage of time since they last tried it and sneaky tactics have to be employed by both of them.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 29th January 1974
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 26th August 2011 8:10am Gold
Saturday 27th August 2011 6:30am Gold
Friday 13th January 2012 7:30am Gold
Friday 13th January 2012 10:40am Gold
Monday 16th April 2012 6:30am Gold
Monday 16th April 2012 9:00am Gold
Saturday 22nd September 2012 7:00am Gold
Thursday 24th January 2013 7:00am Gold
Thursday 24th January 2013 2:20pm Gold
Monday 17th June 2013 9:15am Gold
Monday 4th November 2013 8:00pm BBC4
Tuesday 5th November 2013 1:20am BBC4
Monday 12th May 2014 6:00am Gold
Monday 12th May 2014 12:20pm Gold
Wednesday 20th August 2014 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 20th August 2014 8:20pm Drama
Wednesday 11th March 2015 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 11th March 2015 6:40pm Drama
Monday 20th April 2015 6:40pm Drama
Monday 22nd June 2015 11:45am Gold
Friday 7th August 2015 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 27th January 2016 7:20pm Drama
Thursday 3rd March 2016 7:20pm Drama
Thursday 4th August 2016 7:20pm Drama
Monday 12th September 2016 7:20pm Drama
Wednesday 28th September 2016 10:35pm Yesterday
Thursday 29th September 2016 9:15pm Yesterday
Friday 3rd March 2017 3:00pm Yesterday
Friday 3rd March 2017 9:00pm Yesterday
Friday 28th April 2017 9:40am Gold
Friday 28th April 2017 2:20pm Gold
Thursday 10th May 2018 11:05pm Yesterday
Friday 11th May 2018 9:00pm Yesterday
Friday 7th June 2019 6:00pm Drama
Friday 4th August 2023 6:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Cast
James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Sheila Fearn Audrey
Lorna Wilde Gloria
Guest cast
Bert Palmer Station master
Roy Pattison Lorry driver
Patti Dalton Barmaid
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Bernard Thompson Producer
Tim Gleeson Production Designer

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