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  • The Ant and the Grasshopper

    Sitcom about two ill-matched friends, from the writers of Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Bob's married life promises work, worry and wallpapering.

  • One for the Road

    Laddish laughs. According to Shakespeare, 'wine is a gentle stimulant and good companion' - and so is Terry on the night Bob gets breathalysed.

  • The Great Race

    The original men behaving badly. Bob and Terry challenge each other to a cross-country cycle race. Of course, you would expect the wily Terry to cheat - but Bob?

  • Some Day We'll Laugh about This

    Brilliant 1970s sitcom. Bob and Thelma go away to Scotland for the weekend, leaving Terry in charge of their new home. Will Bob never learn?

  • In Harm's Way

    Laddish comedy series from the creators of Porridge. After hurting his foot, Bob visits the hospital - where Terry now works as a porter.

  • Affairs and Relations

    Sitcom sequel that surpasses the original. Bob takes time away from Thelma to join Terry on a fishing trip. He's racked by guilt, but is not the guilty one.

  • The Expert

    Comedy gold from Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, the writers of Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Thelma has gone back to her mother, leaving Bob to bemoan his fate.

  • Between Ourselves

    Rodney Bewes and James Bolam are the original men behaving badly. Thelma is still at home with her mother, so it's up to Terry to soothe Bob's furrowed brow.

  • The Go-Between

    1970s sitcom sequel with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes as two mismatched mates. Bob becomes more and more depressed by Thelma's absence and Terry's housekeeping.

  • Conduct Unbecoming

    1973 sitcom sequel, by the creators of Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Terry has a golden rule: 'Do unto others as they would do unto you, but do it first'.

  • The Shape of Things to Come

    Sitcom gold. News of Uncle Jacob's death comes with a mixture of regret and relief for the Colliers. The funeral gives Bob an insight into his own future.

Episode guide

The Likely Lads - Rocker

The Likely Lads - Rocker

  • The Likely Lads - Rocker

    More laddish fun with the original men behaving badly. With visions of Marlon Brando, Bob thinks a second hand motorbike will improve his sex appeal. Naturally, Terry scoffs!

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The Likely Lads - The Suiter

The Likely Lads - The Suiter

  • The Likely Lads - The Suiter

    James Bolam and Rodney Bewes are the original men behaving badly in this laddish sitcom. Terry takes an instant dislike to his sister's latest boyfriend - a hairdresser.

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The Likely Lads - The Other Side of the Fence

The Likely Lads - The Other Side of the Fence

  • The Likely Lads - The Other Side of the Fence

    The timeless sitcom by Clement and Frenais about two Geordie lads for whom beer and girls are the order of the day! Bob is offered a job in management.

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The Likely Lads - Last of the Big Spenders

The Likely Lads - Last of the Big Spenders

  • The Likely Lads - Last of the Big Spenders

    A recently unearthed 1965 episode of the original laddish sitcom. Look out for the late Wendy Richard - AKA Albert Square's Pauline Fowler - in a cameo role.

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A Special Christmas Edition

Series 1

A Special Christmas Edition

  • A Special Christmas Edition

    Classic 70s sitcom. Bob and Thelma are determined to enjoy Christmas but when he passes his driving test, Terry creates one or two problems for Bob.

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The Likely Lads - Goodbye to All That

The Likely Lads - Goodbye to All That

  • The Likely Lads - Goodbye to All That

    'Buddy sitcom' from the writers of Porridge. Bob signs up for the army. Terry decides to join him only to discover that Bob has been discharged due to flat feet.

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The Likely Lads - Entente Cordiale

The Likely Lads - Entente Cordiale

  • The Likely Lads - Entente Cordiale

    The original laddish sitcom. Apprentices Terry and Bob reminisce about the girls they met on a recent continental holiday, then one of the girls follows them home!

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The Likely Lads - Older Women are More Experienced

The Likely Lads - Older Women are More Experienced

  • The Likely Lads - Older Women are More Experienced

    60s sitcom from Porridge scribes Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Terry tries to impress the new canteen manageress by offering to fix the fridge.

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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

  • Stranger on a Train

    Chucklesome sequel to The Likely Lads. After five years apart, the old pals meet by chance. Terry returns to civilian life, while marriage looms for Bob.

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  • Home Is the Hero

    Brilliant 'buddy sitcom' from the early 1970s. Terry's return has been less than triumphant - his parents are away, it's cold and there's no food in the house.

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  • Cold Feet

    Inspired 70s sitcom from the creators of Porridge. Bob is embroiled in preparations for his wedding to Thelma, but Terry's return has caused him to have doubts.

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  • Moving On

    1970s sitcom sequel by the writers of Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Terry is appalled at the changes in his home town. A job interview proves the final straw.

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  • I'll Never Forget Whatshername

    Sitcom with the original men behaving badly. Terry tries to track down some of his old flames, but his probing produces embarrassing results.

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  • Birthday Boy

    Buddy sitcom sequel. Bob throws a surprise party for Terry. But when Terry is blindfolded and led into the crowd, he criticises old pals, unaware that they are present.

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  • No Hiding Place

    Perhaps the most well-remembered episode of the classic sitcom. Bob and Terry try to avoid hearing a football score before they watch a recording of the match on TV.

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  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

    Laddish sitcom from the team of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Bob thinks Terry needs new friends and so invites him to a trendy dinner party.

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  • Storm in a Tea Chest

    70s sitcom from the creators of Porridge. Terry helps Bob move his treasured possessions from his old house to the new one, but Thelma does not approve.

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  • The Old Magic

    Rodney Bewes and James Bolam play chalk and cheese mates Bob and Terry in this 70s sitcom. Feeling nostalgic, the lads decide to chat up a couple of pretty girls.

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  • Countdown

    Iconic 1970s sitcom with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. Mrs Chambers has grandiose plans for Thelma's wedding to Bob. But stirred up by Terry's ridicule, the men rebel.

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  • Boys' Night In

    70s sitcom sequel from arguably Britain's finest comedy scribes - Clement and La Frenais. To Terry's dismay, Bob scorns the stag night tradition of drunken revelry.

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  • End of an Era

    The classic sitcom about two ill-matched friends. 'Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder' - does that include Terry Collier?

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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 2

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

  • Absent Friends

    1970s comedy at its finest. Bob and Thelma begin their married life with a Norwegian honeymoon - far away from Terry's destructive influence.

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  • Heart to Heart

    Clement and La Frenais' sitcom sequel. Terry is off his beer and making midnight visits to Bob's house to discuss the meaning and mystery of life. Could this be love?

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  • The Ant and the Grasshopper

    Sitcom about two ill-matched friends, from the writers of Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Bob's married life promises work, worry and wallpapering.

  • One for the Road

    Laddish laughs. According to Shakespeare, 'wine is a gentle stimulant and good companion' - and so is Terry on the night Bob gets breathalysed.

  • The Great Race

    The original men behaving badly. Bob and Terry challenge each other to a cross-country cycle race. Of course, you would expect the wily Terry to cheat - but Bob?

  • Some Day We'll Laugh about This

    Brilliant 1970s sitcom. Bob and Thelma go away to Scotland for the weekend, leaving Terry in charge of their new home. Will Bob never learn?

  • In Harm's Way

    Laddish comedy series from the creators of Porridge. After hurting his foot, Bob visits the hospital - where Terry now works as a porter.

  • Affairs and Relations

    Sitcom sequel that surpasses the original. Bob takes time away from Thelma to join Terry on a fishing trip. He's racked by guilt, but is not the guilty one.

  • The Expert

    Comedy gold from Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, the writers of Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Thelma has gone back to her mother, leaving Bob to bemoan his fate.

  • Between Ourselves

    Rodney Bewes and James Bolam are the original men behaving badly. Thelma is still at home with her mother, so it's up to Terry to soothe Bob's furrowed brow.

  • The Go-Between

    1970s sitcom sequel with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes as two mismatched mates. Bob becomes more and more depressed by Thelma's absence and Terry's housekeeping.

  • Conduct Unbecoming

    1973 sitcom sequel, by the creators of Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Terry has a golden rule: 'Do unto others as they would do unto you, but do it first'.

  • The Shape of Things to Come

    Sitcom gold. News of Uncle Jacob's death comes with a mixture of regret and relief for the Colliers. The funeral gives Bob an insight into his own future.

Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?

Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?

  • Christmas Special 1974

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Likely Lads

Series 1

Likely Lads

  • Likely Lads

    James Bolam and Rodney Bewes star in the original laddish sitcom. Bob's depressed when his girlfriend gives him the elbow, so Terry suggests they go on a double date.

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Likely Lads, The

Likely Lads, The

  • The Likely Lads

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