Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that was popular in the sixties – The Likely Lads
Opening title Sequence / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma’s suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated from the women. Thelma mistakenly accuses Bob of infidelity and their row is heard publicly as they are in a van with the P.A. still switched on. Bob and Terry then holiday without the girls and,in a hotel at Whitley Bay,score with both the landlady and her daughter but have to make a hurried,trouserless,exit. Terry decides to emigrate and Bob joins him for a farewell drink on board his ship. However Terry changes his mind at the last minute and disembarks, realising too late that Bob is still on board and heading for Bahrain. – IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
James Bolam – Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes – Bob Ferris
+ Although 20 episodes were filmed in total, only 8 survive today. The rest were wiped by the BBC during the 1970s
+ Brian Miller was the original choice for the role of Bob Ferris before Rodney Bewes.
+ Top Billing was alternated between Rodney Bewes & James Bolam for each episode. A tradition that was also carried over to the sequel series ‘Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads’.
Clip From Rocker