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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 1: Stranger on a Train

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic 70s sitcom. Five years have passed. Bob and Terry meet by chance on the last train home and the events of the past few years flood out. Show more

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 2: Home Is the Hero

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Thelma isn't happy that Terry and Bob have rekindled their friendship and she is worried that Terry will cause Bob to have second thoughts about their wedding. Show more

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 3: Cold Feet

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Bob has doubts about his forthcoming marriage to Thelma. All his contemporaries seem to be getting divorced - even the vicar. Terry shares more memories of his failed marriage. Show more

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 4: Moving On

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic sitcom. Appalled by the changes in Newcastle, Terry considers leaving to get a job in Berwick. Meanwhile, his friend's wanderlust sets Bob thinking.

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 5: I'll Never Forget Whatshername

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic 70s sitcom. Terry tries to track down some of his old flames, but probing into the past produces embarrassing results.

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 8: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic sitcom. Bob thinks Terry needs new friends, but inviting him to Alan and Brenda's trendy dinner party might not be such a great idea. Show more

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 9: Storm in a Tea Chest

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Terry helps Bob move his most treasured possessions from his old house to the new one, but Thelma refuses to have his junk in their home.

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 10: The Old Magic

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic sitcom. After a few drinks at a restaurant, Bob and Terry start to chat up a couple of pretty girls to see if the old magic still works. Show more

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 11: Countdown

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: 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.

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 12: Boys' Night In

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic sitcom. Terry is horrified when Bob refuses to go on a stag night and insists on a quiet night in. But Bob's plan to celebrate his nuptials sober goes awry. Show more

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 7: No Hiding Place

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic sitcom. Bob and Terry must go to extraordinary lengths to avoid hearing a football score before they watch a recording of the match on TV. Show more

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 6: Birthday Boy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic sitcom. Terry feels depressed when everyone forgets his birthday. To make up for it Bob throws a surprise party, but preparations don't go according to plan. Show more

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 13: End of an Era

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The day of the wedding dawns and the women are racing around getting ready for the big event. Meanwhile, Terry has his hands full looking after a nervous Bob.

Porridge

Episode 2: Prisoner and Escort

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 2 months

Pilot episode that became the classic comedy series Porridge. For Fletcher, the prospect of studying woodwork and botany in prison provokes thoughts of escape. Show more

Contributors

Fletcher :
Ronnie Barker
Mr MacKay :
Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Director:
James Gilbert