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The Likely Lads (1976)

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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 »

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

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

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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

Christina: You are so tired, I put you up.
Bob: You've put up with me long enough.
Christina: I not mean with, I up-put you.
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Spun-off from Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973) See more »

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Lyrics by Ian La Frenais
Music by Mike Hugg
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A Tyneside that has changed
7 June 2011 | by (Whitehaven Cumbria) – See all my reviews

An interesting film to watch if you feel nostalgic for Tyneside locations that have now gone. The flat where Terry lives in Howdon was part of an ambitious high rise scheme that was built in 1961 but by the eighties had become run down,vandalised and prone to lift failures and damp on the higher floors. By the early nineties these three blocks of flats which were a landmark from the Coast Road had been demolished as they had become unpopular with tenants. Maybe Terry, who was so keen to move out of the old terraces to the new world of high rise living, would have been the first on the list for a transfer. Also seen near the end is the Spanish City fun fair. This was once a very popular attraction for families and teenagers until foreign holidays and computer games took over and attendances went into decline. Eventually the fair was closed down in 1999 and turned into housing, although the Dome remains as this is a listed building. Also look out for things you never see now such as Bob's Vauxhall Chevette, once a popular small car in the seventies, yellow buses( I think they're all Stagecoach now) and, of course, flares, kipper ties and men with long hair.


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