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The Likely Lads (1976)

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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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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2 April 1976 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Rodney Bewes stated that during the filming of this movie, James Bolam made personal remarks against him, and they have not spoken since. See more »

Goofs

When Bob and Terry do a u-turn across the road to catch up with the girls, the cars on the other side of the road change between shots. There are no oncoming cars at all in the shot from inside the car as they make the u-turn. See more »

Quotes

Bob: When it comes to women you're hardly Omar Sharif.
Terry Collier: If Omar Sharif lived in Gateshead I doubt he'd be Omar Sharif.
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Connections

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

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Remember When
Lyrics by Ian La Frenais
Music by Mike Hugg
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Whatever happened to subtle comedy?
25 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Whatever happened to the Likely Lads is one of the best remembered British sit-coms of the 70s delighting in strong characterization between two friends, one a somewhat nostalgic but still feral working class man Terry, the other a domesticated and married aspiring middle class man, Bob. Alas, this dynamic is all but abandoned for this spin-off, one of the poorest of the 70s. The spin-off genre itself is notoriously bad, but there really was no excuse for this. The writing duo had 'taken advantage' of the cinematic version to insert crudities which would never have been allowed on TV. So many punch lines end with "I couldn't give a s**t" or "b*****cks", yes the script really is this witty, Elsewhere the usual interplay between Bob and Terry is allowed to flourish only infrequently, crammed into a plot which forces them both to act out of character through out. One really wonders what the writers were thinking of.


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