Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads (1973)


Genre: Comedy

Plot: 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. Read More



Episode 14: Christmas Special
Episode 13: The Shape of Things to Come
Episode 12: Conduct Unbecoming
Episode 11: The Go-Between
Episode 10: Between Ourselves
Episode 9: The Expert
Episode 8: Affairs and Relations
Episode 7: In Harm's Way
Episode 6: Some Day We'll Laugh About This
Episode 5: The Great Race
Episode 4: One for the Road
Episode 3: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Episode 2: Heart to Heart
Episode 1: Absent Friends
Episode 13: End of an Era
Episode 12: Boys Night In
Episode 11: Count Down
Episode 10: The Old Magic
Episode 9: Storm in a Tea Chest
Episode 8: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Episode 7: No Hiding Place
Episode 6: Birthday Boy
Episode 5: I'll Never Forget Whatshername
Episode 4: Moving On
Episode 3: Cold Feet
Episode 2: Home Is the Hero
Episode 1: Strangers on a Train