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Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Animated adventure. A domestic rat is accidentally flushed into the sewers and must get home with the help of a streetwise drain dweller. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Sam Fell
Director:
David Bowers
Writer:
Joe Keenan
Writer:
Sam Fell
Producer:
Peter Lord
Producer:
Cecil Kramer
Director of photography:
Brad Blackbourn
Director of photography:
Frank Passingham

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Screen version of the classic television comedy about habitual prison inmate Norman Stanley Fletcher and his cellmate Lennie Godber. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 1

Episode 1: Porridge

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

The history of classic comedy shows. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, director-producer Sydney Lotterby and members of the cast give the inside story of Porridge. Show more

Mark Lawson Talks To...

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Lawson talks to prolific writing duo Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais about their careers, from classic comedy The Likely Lads to recent drama Spies of Warsaw. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Dick Clement
Interviewed Guest:
Ian La Frenais
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A look at BBC Two's early years. After a disastrous opening night power cut, series including Playschool to Match of the Day began and the channel was the UK's first to go colour. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Michael Peacock
Participant:
Michael Appleton
Participant:
Denis Tuohy
Participant:
Ian La Frenais
Participant:
Dick Clement
Participant:
Rodney Bewes
Participant:
Joan Bakewell
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
Joe McGrath
Participant:
Esther Rantzen
Participant:
Martin Jarvis
Participant:
Susan Hampshire
Participant:
Peter Montagnon
Participant:
AA Gill
Participant:
Simon Schama
Participant:
Ted Lowe
Participant:
Dennis Taylor
Participant:
Bob Harris
Participant:
Siân Phillips
Participant:
Patrick Stewart
Producer:
Mark Turnbull
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 2

Episode 5: The Great Race

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Classic sitcom. Bob and Terry argue about fitness over a pint and challenge each other to a cross-country cycle race to see who's the fittest.

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 2

Episode 8: Affairs and Relations

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Classic sitcom. Bob takes time off from marriage to join Terry on a quiet weekend's fishing. He's racked by guilt, but he's not the guilty party.

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 2

Episode 10: Between Ourselves

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Classic comedy series. Thelma has left Bob and is still with her mother, leaving Terry to soothe Bob's furrowed brow. Bob is anxious in case people talk.

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 2

Episode 11: The Go-Between

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Classic 1970s sitcom. Bob becomes more and more depressed by Thelma's absence and Terry's housekeeping. Finally, Terry can take no more and leaves him as well.

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 One West

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 One West

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 4: Moving On

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

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 One West

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 6: Birthday Boy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

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 8: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

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 10: The Old Magic

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

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 One West

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 13: End of an Era

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

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.

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 2

Episode 1: Absent Friends

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Classic sitcom. Bob and Thelma are on a Norwegian honeymoon, far away from the influence of Terry - or so they think. Show more

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 2

Episode 2: Heart to Heart

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Classic sitcom. Bob comes back from his honeymoon to find that Terry is off his beer and is going out with Thelma's sister Susan. Is Terry in love?