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Season: 1 | 2 | 3
Year: 1964 | 1965 | 1966


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Entente Cordiale

16 December 1964
Geordie mates Bob Ferris and Terry Collier return from a Spanish holiday where Bob was smitten by French girl Louise though he never got to speak to her. Terry however has given her his own address and when it turns out that she is visiting the area a double date is arranged. However Louise is not exactly the person the lads thought she was.

Season 1, Episode 2: Double Date

23 December 1964
When Bob is upset following another failed romance Terry decides to cheer him up by asking the two girls who have just walked into the cafe to go on a double date with them. Bob is initially pleased though it turns out to be an expensive occasion for him.

Season 1, Episode 3: Older Women Are More Experienced

30 December 1964
Freda Windsor,the new canteen manageress,is turning heads despite being older than the likely lads and Terry bets Bob he can pull her. When she asks him home he thinks he has scored but is in for a surprise. Bob,on the other hand,gets off with the younger Sandra.

Season 1, Episode 4: Other Side of the Fence

6 January 1965
Terry feels that Bob has betrayed his class by accepting promotion from the factory floor to the drawing office. However when Terry is refused admission to the works social because he is not employed in the office Bob shows his loyalty by resigning. Added to which the pair score with two attractive girls who have turned down office staff for them.

Season 1, Episode 5: Chance of a Lifetime

13 January 1965
Drowning their sorrows in the pub one rainy night after being stood up, Terry and Bob fall into conversation with Wally, an Australian from Adelaide who is visiting the area and is very critical of it, painting a picture of opportunity Down Under to the likely lads. They are tempted but it is inevitable that they will not go.

Season 1, Episode 6: The Suitor

20 January 1965
Terry's sister Audrey is dating an 'Italian' hair-dresser called Mario (real name Ernie) and Terry is disapproving. Knowing that Audrey dislikes drunken men he takes Mario to the pub to get him legless before his date whilst Bob is to divert Audrey. But Audrey is wise to the subterfuge and plays along by throwing herself at Bob.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Baby It's Cold Outside

16 June 1965
Terry and Bob have a double date with two nurses but have nowhere to take them so they offer to baby-sit for workmate Jack whilst he takes his wife out. They try to persuade the girls that the baby belongs to them but are so hopeless at pacifying it when it wakes up and cries that the lie soon becomes apparent.

Season 2, Episode 2: A Star Is Born

23 June 1965
After being less than complimentary about Jack's singing abilities the likely lads are more or less coerced into taking part in a talent contest night at the pub with a cash prize. Bob is in it for the glory but Terry has an ulterior motive,to try and impress Rhona the barmaid,who put him up to it.

Season 2, Episode 3: Talk of the Town

30 June 1965
After attending an engagement party Bob wakes up with a hang-over and no recollection of the events of the night before. Then people start to congratulate him because it seems that he proposed to a girl called Helen and everybody assumed that she was pregnant as a result. Now all he has to do is break off the engagement.

Season 2, Episode 4: Last of the Big Spenders

7 July 1965
The lads are attracted to Angela and Lynn,two girls who work in a department store and,in order to stand a chance of pulling them,they pretend to be well off,spending a great deal of money in the store. Unfortunately this means that,come the double date,the girls assume they are wealthy - which,thanks to their throwing their cash around,they are anything but.

Season 2, Episode 5: Far Away Places

14 July 1965
Terry and Bob are now feeling the disastrous aftermath of living beyond their means with the girls from the department store and are well and truly skint. With a foreign holiday on the horizon and no cash to finance it looks as if it will have to be called off - unless they can get down to the Labour Exchange and get themselves part time jobs.

James Bolam ... Terry Collier

Rodney Bewes ... Bob Ferris
Sheila Fearn ... Audrey Collier
Roger Avon ... Labour Exchange clerk
Norman Chappell ... Archie
Jay Denyer ... Mr. Clipboard
Gay Hamilton ... Eva
Olive Milbourne ... Mrs. Collier (as Olive Milbourn)

Season 2, Episode 6: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

21 July 1965
The lads are guests at a wedding,where they seem to be the only unmarried men in attendance and uncles and aunts keep asking them when it will be their turn to tie the knot. Can it be that even the perpetual bachelor Terry believes that it might be time for him to settle down. After all,he and Bob seem to be the oldest male singletons there.

James Bolam ... Terry Collier

Rodney Bewes ... Bob Ferris
Sheila Fearn ... Audrey Collier
Catherine Ash ... Miriam

James Cossins ... Vicar
Janina Faye ... Beryl
Lucy Griffiths ... Aunt Hannah
Peter Hempson ... Cyril
John Henderson ... Uncle Walter
Ruth Kettlewell ... Aunt Peggy
George Layton ... Mario
Olive Milbourne ... Mrs. Collier (as Olive Milbourn)
Ian Norris ... Colin
Tracy Rogers ... Elaine

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Outward Bound

4 June 1966
The lads are planning on a holiday weekend at a location where apparently free love reigns among the hippies who stay there. However,when they eventually make it to their destination,Terry complaining as his feet are blistered,they discover that the site has been demolished. Fortunately the two girls camping in the adjacent field may be able to offer consolation.

James Bolam ... Terry Collier

Rodney Bewes ... Bob Ferris
Sandra Blane ... Susan

James Cossins ... Scoutmaster
Amy Dalby ... Postmistress

Nerys Hughes ... Valerie
Parnell McGarry ... Large lady
Don McKillop ... Jack
Bartlett Mullins ... Mr. Clough
Keith Roberts ... Cafe proprietor

Season 3, Episode 2: Friends and Neighbours

11 June 1966
Bob is dating the middle class Lorna and things are going well as her parents see him as a pleasant upwardly mobile young man with prospects. Unfortunately Terry's disgusting old grandfather is house sitting in the property next door and makes it clear to Bob that he is a traitor to his class by trying to marry beyond his station.

James Bolam ... Terry Collier

Rodney Bewes ... Bob Ferris
Noel Dyson ... Mrs. Perrin

Wilfrid Lawson ... Grandad
Angela Lovell ... Lorna Perrin
Glenn Melvyn ... Mr. Perrin
Steve Pokol ... Customer in pub

Season 3, Episode 3: Rocker

18 June 1966
Bob buys a moped in the hopes that it will give him a cool image and enable him to get pretty young girls as pillion passengers. Terry offers to help him with lessons to enable him to pass his driving test on it. Unfortunately an accident with the emergency stop ends up with Terry being admitted to hospital.

James Bolam ... Terry Collier

Rodney Bewes ... Bob Ferris
Carole Mowlam ... The Nurse

Derek Sydney ... Mr. Stacey
Patti Dalton ... Carol
Tex Fuller ... Scooter Rider
Derek Seaton ... Mechanic

Season 3, Episode 4: Brief Encounter

25 June 1966
At the local dance the likely lads agree to split up in order to improve their chances of pulling and Bob ends up with the delightful Ursula. Next day they go on a date but any further meetings are somewhat ruined when she explains that she is already seeing somebody else - Terry, who also picked her up at the same dance.

Season 3, Episode 5: The Razor's Edge

2 July 1966
Bob has chicken pox,keeping him off work for three weeks and effectively putting him in quarantine. When he recovers and Terry sees him for the first time he has grown a beard but when he returns to work he is ordered to shave it off. Terry calls a strike in defence of his friend's civil liberties and right to sport facial hair.

Season 3, Episode 6: Anchors Aweigh

9 July 1966
Bob persuades Terry to go on a boating holiday with him on the Norfolk Broads,explaining to him that it would be a great way to meet women and impress them with his boating skills. However ,when Terry meets and hits it off with Sally from the boatyard Bob ruins his plans by casting the boat off early. Terry is determined to have his revenge.

Season 3, Episode 7: Love and Marriage

16 July 1966
The likely lads have been invited to a friend's stag night and arrive at the pub before everybody else. They meet Duggie,an old friend who is now married with a child,a fact which is restricting his social life. Bob and Terry decide to show him a good time,in short what he has missed and they,so far.have been lucky enough to maintain.

Season 3, Episode 8: Goodbye to All That

23 July 1966
Bob seems to have found his ideal woman in Thelma Chambers but when she drops him he is despondent and decides to join the Army. Not wishing to be parted from his best friend Terry decides to join up with him. However,in the event it is Bob who is turned down whilst Terry finds that he has signed on for the duration.

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