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The Likely Lads: A Special Christmas Edition 

Terry has passed his driving test and is working as a mini-cab driver. It's Christmas and Bob and Thelma are off to a dance and have Terry as their cab driver. However Bob and Thelma row ... See full summary »

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Terry Collier
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Bob Ferris
Brigit Forsyth ...
Thelma
Lilian Grassom ...
Sylvia (as Lillian Verner)
Joanna Ross ...
Andrea
John Crocker ...
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Jack
John White ...
Man in pub
Betty Bowden ...
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Terry has passed his driving test and is working as a mini-cab driver. It's Christmas and Bob and Thelma are off to a dance and have Terry as their cab driver. However Bob and Thelma row when he meets up with an old girl-friend. She asks Terry to drive her home, unaware that Bob & his ex are hiding in the back. The ex forces Bob to drive her home, leading Terry to believe somebody has stolen his car. Written by don @ minifie-1

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24 December 1974 (UK)  »

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When Bob and Terry go to The Black Horse two pints (already filled) can clearly be seen under the bar. The barman then pretends to pull 2 pints and then hands them the glasses. See more »

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Bob refers to Son of Sinbad starring Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie; he has misremembered the title and confused it with Son of Ali Baba. See more »

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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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A Special Christmas Edition
1 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

This turned out to the the final episode of the series although the stars did reunite two years later for a feature film spin off.

Bob and Thelma catch Terry taking his driving test. An embarrassed Terry just wants them to go away. It seems Terry wants a regular job and need a driving licence.

Bob and Thelma are preparing for Christmas with all the trimmings. He loves it including the scrum for the shopping. However Bob has never forgiven Terry for telling him at school that Santa Clause did not exist even though they were both 15 years old at the time.

The episode culminates at a fancy dress Christmas party that Bob and Thelma attend. Terry is the cab driver who takes them there. Bob is trying to have a bit on the side without being caught by Thelma as Terry has an eye on a big fat tip but then someone drives off with his cab. A lot has been written about the fallout between James Bolam and Rodney Bewes after the series finished. Bewes mentioned to the press that Bolam got upset when Bewes revealed in an interview that Bolam and his wife were expecting a baby after Bewes had fathered triplets.

After Bewes death in 2017, Bolam mentioned that they had just drifted apart once the show had ended because there was no reason for them to get together. Bolam was busy with other work.


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