Whatever happened to the likely lads?

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Whatever happened to the likely lads?

Post by charliechops » Sun Oct 23, 2005 5:19 pm

Great seventies comedy, rarely repeated these days. This was the follow up to the 1960's series the likely lads. Bob and Terry re-kindle their friendship after Terry spent seven years in the army, and is horrified to discover Bob is about to get married putting an end to their batchelor lifestyle.

James Bolam (Terry) went on to bigger and better things and is still acting today. On the other hand, Rodney Bewes (Bob) disappeared without trace only surfacing every now and then to open a supermarket or appear in panto. I think he has had a few minor roles on T.V. since.
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Post by Bluebottle » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:37 pm

Rodney Bewes went into the theatre, and started speaking very humpty-backed :lol: (Ask Panda...) James Bolam refuses to speak about it at all these days

At least we do have occasional glimpses of WHTTLL - viewings of the original are very far and few.
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Post by Kool » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:47 pm

I remember seeing James Bolam featured on "This Is Your Life". No appearance or mention of Rodney Bewes at all! Something tells me they didn't get on.
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Post by Bluebottle » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:02 pm

They did have a 'falling out' some years ago...
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Post by BigGazza » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:37 am

I swear they only only ever made one episode !!! Every time I happen to catch a repeat, it's the one where they're trying to avoid the football result !!!


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Post by pandammonium » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:00 pm

That was just on the other week, that one, I swear.
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Post by Bluebottle » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:30 pm

Tying in with a certain footy competition...? :lol:
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Post by pandammonium » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:14 pm

Bloomin' football :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Post by Bluebottle » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:40 pm

Aye, it's knocked Top Gear off the telly... :lol:
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Post by pandammonium » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:57 pm

I can live with that, it's them not deciding what channel's going to be showing the footy, so there're alternative schedules and they never say which one it's going to be until you've missed EastEnders or whatever. :evil:
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Post by Bluebottle » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:59 pm

Well, as a clue, any and all remaining England games will be on the Beeb... 8)
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Post by pandammonium » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:04 pm

Thanks. Will they also all be on ITV as well?
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Post by Bubblehead » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:27 pm

I have seen James Bolam in interviews and he is a miserable buggar.

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Post by dave mc » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:25 am

He was a miserable buggar in 'The Likely Lads', too.


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