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What Ever Happened to the Likely Lads?

What Ever Happened to the Likely Lads? was a British sitcom shown between January 1973 and December 1974, the sequel to The Likely Lads. It was written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais

The show followed the friendship of two working-class young men, Terry Collier and Bob Ferris, in the northeast of England in the 1970s. The humour derived mostly from the tension between Terry's cynical, down-to-earth personality and Bob's ambitions to join the middle class.

Since the end of the The Likely Lads, Bob had become a businessman and was engaged to his boss's daughter, Thelma. Terry, meanwhile, had spent time in the Army, an experience that he felt gave him moral superiority over Bob. As the title suggested, this series played on a feeling of nostalgia for the days of the lads' innocent youth.

The word 'likely' in the title, in some northern English dialects, means 'likeable'.


Episodes Series 1

  • Strangers On A Train
  • Home Is The Hero
  • Cold Feet
  • Moving On
  • I'll Never Forget Whatshername
  • Birthday Boy
  • No Hiding Place
  • Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?
  • Storm In A Tea Chest
  • The Old Magic
  • Countdown
  • Boys Night In
  • End Of An Era

Series 2

  • Absent Friends
  • Heart To Heart
  • The Ant And The Grasshopper
  • One For The Road
  • The Great Race
  • Some Day We'll Laugh About This
  • In Harms Way
  • Affairs And Relations
  • The Expert
  • Between Ourselves
  • The Go-Between
  • Conduct Unbecoming
  • The Shape Of Things To Come

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