Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • First Air Date: 1973-01-09
  • Last Air Date: 1974-12-24
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 27
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Networks: BBC One
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom which was broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads. It was created and written, as was its predecessor, by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. There were 26 television episodes over two series; and a subsequent 45-minute Christmas special was aired on 24 December 1974. The cast were reunited in 1975 for a BBC radio adaptation of series 1, transmitted on Radio 4 from July to October that year. In 1976, a feature film spin-off was made. Around the time of its release, however, Rodney Bewes and James Bolam fell out over a misunderstanding involving the press and have not spoken since. This long-suspected situation was finally confirmed by Bewes while promoting his autobiography in 2005. Unlike Bewes, Bolam is consistently reluctant to talk about the show, and has vetoed any attempt to revive his character.

  • Keywords: northern england, marriage, friendship, middle class, sequel, friends, working class, sitcom
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    Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 1974-12-24
    1 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1973-01-09
    13 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1974-01-14
    14 Episodes

    Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Strangers On A Train30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Home is the Hero30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Cold Feet30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Moving On30 min
    Season 1Episode 5I'll Never Forget Whatshername30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Birthday Boy30 min
    Season 1Episode 7No Hiding Place30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Storm In a Tea Chest30 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Old Magic30 min
    Season 1Episode 11Count Down30 min
    Season 1Episode 12Boys Night In30 min
    Season 1Episode 13End of An Era30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Absent Friends30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Heart to Heart30 min
    Season 2Episode 3The Ant and the Grasshopper30 min
    Season 2Episode 4One For the Road30 min
    Season 2Episode 5The Great Race30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Some Day We'll Laugh About This30 min
    Season 2Episode 7In Harms Way30 min
    Season 2Episode 8Affairs and Relations30 min
    Season 2Episode 9The Expert30 min
    Season 2Episode 10Between Ourselves30 min
    Season 2Episode 11The Go-Between30 min
    Season 2Episode 12Conduct Unbecoming30 min
    Season 2Episode 13The Shape of Things to Come30 min
    Season 2Episode 14A Christmas Special Edition30 min
    • Rodney Bewes

      as Bob Ferris
    • James Bolam

      as Terry Collier
    Production James Gilbert Producer
    Production Bernard Thompson Producer