The Likely Lads 46 years old

Emotion blazes across the big screen as Bob and Terry knock down the frontiers of human knowledge and Newcastle ale.

The Likely Lads

With the destruction of their previous neighbourhood has inevitably come the destruction of the lads’ favoured watering hole The Fat Ox. Again, it’s Bob rather than Terry who is visibly distressed by this. Upset and much the worse for free alcohol, Bob then storms into the library to seek sympathy from Thelma - who is, predictably, unimpressed. So when Thelma finds out that Terry has been getting semi-serious with glamorous Finnish shop assistant Chris, she takes it upon herself to try and pair them off for good via planning first a dinner party and then that mainstay of 70s comedy, a camping expedition. Of course, things don’t go quite according to plan and before you can say ‘I can see the way this is going’ we are set up for japes, larks and embarrassing incidents aplenty, which culminate in the lads getting rather fed up with their partners’ attempts to inflict the rugged outdoor lifestyle upon them and trying to hitch up and drive off with the girls still asleep in the caravan.

Credits

The Likely Lads Cast

Name Character
Ronald Lacey He was 40, 55 years old when he died
Alun Armstrong He was 29, now 76 years old
Ian McDiarmid He was 31, now 78 years old
James Bolam He was 40, now 87 years old as Terry
Rodney Bewes He was 38, 79 years old when he died as Bob
Sheila Fearn She was 35, now 81 years old
Mary Tamm She was 25, 62 years old when she died as Christina
Zena Walker She was 41, 69 years old when she died
Brigit Forsyth She was 35, now 82 years old as Thelma
Penny Irving She was 20, now 66 years old as Sandy
Linda Robson She was 17, now 64 years old
Gordon Griffin He was 33, now 79 years old
Michelle Newell She was 24, now 71 years old
Vicki Michelle She was 25, now 71 years old

The Likely Lads Crew

Name Department
Michael Tuchner as Director. He was 42 (83) years old when He died Directing
Dick Clement as Writer. He was 38 (now 84) years old Writing
Ian La Frenais as Writer. He was 40 (now 86) years old Writing
The Likely Lads poster
The Likely Lads (46 years)

Emotion blazes across the big screen as Bob and Terry knock down the frontiers of human knowledge and Newcastle ale.

  • Release day: Sunday, February 01, 1976
  • Runtime: 90 minutes