MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,312 this week

The Likely Lads (1976)

 -  Comedy
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 477 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 2 critic

Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(concept), (concept)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 10 Apr 2011
 
a list of 180 titles
created 06 Nov 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 2432 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
a list of 469 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Likely Lads" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Likely Lads (1976)

The Likely Lads (1976) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Likely Lads.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

On the Buses (1969–1973)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The trials and tribulations of bus driver Stan and his conductor Jack unfold in this weekly comedy. The bain of their working life is Inspector Blake who'll do anything to make their lives ... See full summary »

Stars: Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis
Doing Time (1979)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement
Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen
Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Carolyn Seymour
Only When I Laugh (1979–1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: James Bolam, Peter Bowles, Christopher Strauli
On the Buses (1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Stan gets a little annoyed when his Mum and Sister keep buying expensive items on hire purchase, but the money he earns for overtime working as a bus driver means that he can afford it... ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Booth
Stars: Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Sally Geeson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Peter Frazer-Jones
Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Stratford Johns
Porridge (1974–1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the wedding. Meanwhile, he hits on an idea: Arthur should learn to drive a bus. Somehow he does just that, and even gets a job. Stan then blackmails the Depot ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Booth
Stars: Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Bob Spiers
Stars: Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, John Thomson
Rampage (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Manik Sandrasagra
Stars: James Drake, Gamini Fonseka, Christopher Greet
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Bewes ...
...
Brigit Forsyth ...
...
Christina
Sheila Fearn ...
Zena Walker ...
Laura
Anulka Dziubinska ...
Dawn (as Anulka Dubinska)
...
Tommy - Milkman
Judy Buxton ...
Iris
...
Glenys
Penny Irving ...
Sandy
Michelle Newell ...
Alice
Susan Tracy ...
Edith Collier
Gordon Griffin ...
Cyril Collier
...
Les Ferris
Edit

Storyline

Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated from the women. Thelma mistakenly accuses Bob of infidelity and their row is heard publicly as they are in a van with the P.A. still switched on. Bob and Terry then holiday without the girls and,in a hotel at Whitley Bay,score with both the landlady and her daughter but have to make a hurried,trouserless,exit. Terry decides to emigrate and Bob joins him for a farewell drink on board his ship. However Terry changes his mind at the last minute and disembarks, realising too late that Bob is still on board and heading for Bahrain. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Más que amigos  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Alun Armstrong (milkman) would later star with James Bolam in New Tricks (2003) in the early 21st Century. See more »

Goofs

The damaged Vauxhall Chevette has registration plates with a different spacing, indicating it was probably a different vehicle. (The original undamaged car reappears later in the film). See more »

Quotes

Thelma: I know the city is a bit grey but outside we're surrounded by breathtaking grandeur, aren't we Bob?
Bob: Oh yes, breathtaking.
See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Remember When
Lyrics by Ian La Frenais, music by Mike Hugg
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
1976 or before ?
13 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although the film is or was 1976,(released?) would anyone know if it was filmed in that year, as sometimes the actual filming of movies takes place the year before?,it was a great film in my view, and summed up the era very well,its amazing that is about thirty years since its making,i think it was also the best thing they did, as the TV series of them seemed to get in to a bit of a rut, i wonder what other people think,was the rumour true that the pair never spoke to each other off screen and generally hated each other!i see Rodney was on TV the other day looking very much older, any info about the filming would be a great help, thanks, Geoff.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Credits music howardstravel
Cracking film Charles_Calthrop
Brilliant! the_wind_cries_mary
Locations akv1
There they are!!! robster1973
The chocolate box of life mr360
Discuss The Likely Lads (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?