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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 11: Countdown

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Classic 1970s sitcom. Mrs Chambers has grandiose plans for Thelma's wedding to Bob that leaves the men feeling overwhelmed, so they decide to rebel.

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Four

A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open. Show more

Contributors

John Cleese:
Darren Boyd
Michael Palin:
Charles Edwards
Eric Idle/Disciple/Rabbi:
Steve Punt
Terry Jones:
Rufus Jones
Graham Chapman:
Tom Fisher
Terry Gilliam:
Phil Nichol
Barry Atkins:
Simon Greenall
US News Reporter/BBFC Rep:
Robin Sebastian
Nun/Montage Woman:
Belinda Stewart-Wilson
Black Panther/Montage Man:
Micah Balfour
Harry Balls/News Vendor:
Paul Chahidi
Prod Person/Sam Lowry:
Ian Bonar
PA to Head of Rude Words:
Selina Griffiths
Alan Dick/Desmond Lovely:
Jason Thorpe
Dog Walker/Petitioner:
Geoff McGivern
Andrew Thorogood:
Mark Heap
BBC Head of Rude Words:
Alex Macqueen
Gareth Nice/Angry Viewer:
David Birrell
Bernard Barnard QC:
Rupert Vansittart
Richard Klein:
Martin Marquez
Malcolm Muggeridge:
Michael Cochrane
BBC Head of Firing/Cabbie:
Kim Wall
Mervyn Stockwood:
Roy Marsden
Archbishop of York:
James Laurenson
Tim Rice:
Tom Price
Producer:
Polly Leys
Producer:
Kate Norrish
Executive Producer:
Matthew Read
Director:
Owen Harris
Writer:
Tony Roche

Genres

Dan Cruickshank looks at the extravagant 19th-century castles and palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, believing them to be the work of an architectural genius ahead of his time. Show more

Timeshift

Series 11

Episode 8: The Golden Age of Trams: A Streetcar Named Desire

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Documentary exploring how the tram liberated overcrowded cities, mapping its journey from horse-drawn carriage on rails to steam and then electric power. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Julia Foot
Director:
Julia Foot
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 11: Countdown

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Classic 1970s sitcom. Mrs Chambers has grandiose plans for Thelma's wedding to Bob that leaves the men feeling overwhelmed, so they decide to rebel.

BBC Four

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