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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 »

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Writers:

Dick Clement (concept), Ian La Frenais (concept)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Bewes ... Bob Ferris
James Bolam ... Terry Collier
Brigit Forsyth Brigit Forsyth ... Thelma Ferris
Mary Tamm ... Christina
Sheila Fearn Sheila Fearn ... Audrey Collier
Zena Walker ... Laura
Anulka Dziubinska ... Dawn (as Anulka Dubinska)
Alun Armstrong ... Tommy - Milkman
Judy Buxton Judy Buxton ... Iris
Vicki Michelle ... Glenys
Penny Irving ... Sandy
Michelle Newell Michelle Newell ... Alice
Susan Tracy Susan Tracy ... Edith Collier
Gordon Griffin Gordon Griffin ... Cyril Collier
Edward Wilson ... Les Ferris
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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

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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Más que amigos See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

At one point Bob refers to 'the chocolate box of life' this line is reused and reworded in the film Forrest Gump. See more »

Goofs

Thelma opens the door to Terry's flat by pulling the key through the letterbox to let herself in. As she does so, the shot changes to an interior one, where the key is still hanging on the inside with no time for her to have replaced it. See more »

Quotes

Terry Collier: I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1987 when the film was re-rated with a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more »

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Remember When
Lyrics by Ian La Frenais
Music by Mike Hugg
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Class film from the 1970's
17 March 2006 | by voyagerukSee all my reviews

What a brilliantly funny film,sharp script,great acting and a glimpse of north england in the mid 70's.Its up there with other TV spin-off movies like On the buses trilogy,Steptoe and Son,Are you being served and of course Porridge. Funny Moments- The Trip to Northumbria in Thelma's dads caravan being towed by a Vauxhalle Chevette,Bob getting stuck up a chimney trying to retrieve a football,and of course Thelma and Chris getting out of the caravan at the traffic lights unaware they have driven miles and terry and bob have picked up a pair of stunning female hitchhikers! Nostalgia moment-Tesco in the 70's,and cooking bacon in a frying pan with a fag hanging out of your mouth! All in all I've seen this film 2 times since Christmas,the 1st time was at Christmas on BBC1 and loved every minute of it and wished i had recorded it.2nd time was yesterday on DVD given away free with a national newspaper,i couldn't believe it when they advertised the 6 films they were giving away this week.I got Are you being served? the movie too but thats another review!


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