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The Likely Lads 

The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Bolam ...  Terry Collier 20 episodes, 1964-1966
Rodney Bewes ...  Bob Ferris 20 episodes, 1964-1966
Don McKillop Don McKillop ...  Jack 11 episodes, 1964-1966
Bartlett Mullins Bartlett Mullins ...  Mr. Clough 11 episodes, 1964-1966
Sheila Fearn Sheila Fearn ...  Audrey Collier 9 episodes, 1964-1966
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The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the sensible one trying hard to get on with his job and with life. Terry is the wild one, always ready to lead Bob astray. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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English

Release Date:

16 December 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

ライクリー・ラッズ See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series sprang from a short sketch written by Dick Clement as part of a director's training course. Producer Bill Cotton suggested that BBC2 controller Michael Peacock watch the short and he was impressed enough to commission a series. See more »

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Featured in The Greatest: 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) See more »

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Boring
10 August 2019 | by ronbell-23984See all my reviews

I'm from the North East of England (Newcastle) and was disappointed how crap this is. Talk about full, I'm always surprised now when I hear people praise the show. Boring programme.


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