Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?

The first 13 episodes of the first TV series, originally written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, adapted for the radio by Patrick Tilley (1-8), John Browell (9-13), performed by the same cast as the TV programme - Rodney Bewes and James Bolam, with Brigit Forsyth as Thelma.

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Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
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01Strangers On A Train1975073019750801
20040130 (BBC7)
20041015 (BBC7)
20041016 (BBC7)
20050902 (BBC7)
20050903 (BBC7)
20060428 (BBC7)
20060429 (BBC7)
20070322 (BBC7)
20070323 (BBC7)
20071231 (BBC7)
20080101 (BBC7)
20081116 (BBC7)
20081117 (BBC7)
20091207 (BBC7)
20091213 (BBC7)
20091214 (BBC7)
20110208 (BBC7)
20120103 (BBC7)
20130716 (BBC7)
20130720 (BBC7)

Old mates Terry Collier and Bob Ferris are suddenly reunited. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From July 1975.

Old mates Terry Collier and Bob Ferris are suddenly reunited. From July 1975.

Old mates Terry Collier and Bob Ferris are suddenly reunited. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From July 1975.

Old mates Terry Collier and Bob Ferris are suddenly reunited.

From July 1975.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Humorous adventures with Bob, Terry and Thelma in the classic radio series from July 1975.

Bob and Terry rekindle their friendship.

02Home Is The Hero1975080620041022 (BBC7)
20041023 (BBC7)
20050909 (BBC7)
20050910 (BBC7)
20060505 (BBC7)
20060506 (BBC7)
20070329 (BBC7)
20070330 (BBC7)
20080107 (BBC7)
20080108 (BBC7)
20081123 (BBC7)
20081124 (BBC7)
20091214 (BBC7)
20110215 (BBC7)
20120110 (BBC7)
20130723 (BBC7)

Bob's fiancee Thelma is appalled by the return of Terry. From August 1975.

Bob's fiancee Thelma is appalled by the return of Terry. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From August 1975.

Bob's fiancee Thelma is appalled by the return of Terry.

From August 1975.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Terry Collier returns to Newcastle after a seven year spell in the army.

He does not get a hero's welcome.

03Cold Feet1975081320040213 (BBC7)
20040214 (BBC7)
20041029 (BBC7)
20041030 (BBC7)
20050916 (BBC7)
20050917 (BBC7)
20060512 (BBC7)
20060513 (BBC7)
20070405 (BBC7)
20070406 (BBC7)
20080114 (BBC7)
20080115 (BBC7)
20081130 (BBC7)
20081201 (BBC7)
20091228 (BBC7)
20110222 (BBC7)
20120117 (BBC7)
20130730 (BBC7)

Bob gets the jitters over marrying Thelma. Adapted from TV from August 1975.

Bob gets the jitters over marrying Thelma. Adapted from TV with James Bolam, Rodney Bewes and Brigit Forsyth. From August 1975.

Bob gets the jitters over marrying Thelma.

Terry reveals why his marriage broke up and the vicar reveals Bob's middle name.

Bob gets cold feet about marrying Thelma.

04Moving On1975082020040220 (BBC7)
20040221 (BBC7)
20041105 (BBC7)
20041106 (BBC7)
20050923 (BBC7)
20050924 (BBC7)
20060519 (BBC7)
20060520 (BBC7)
20070412 (BBC7)
20070413 (BBC7)
20080121 (BBC7)
20080122 (BBC7)
20081207 (BBC7)
20081208 (BBC7)
20100104 (BBC7)
20110301 (BBC7)
20120124 (BBC7)
20130806 (BBC7)

Bob and Terry take an eventful trip down memory lane. From August 1975.

Bob and Terry take an eventful trip down memory lane. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From August 1975.

Bob and Terry take an eventful trip down memory lane.

From August 1975.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Terry struggles to find his place in his old childhood hometown.

Classic comedy from 1975.

05I'll Never Forget Whatshername1975082720040227 (BBC7)
20040228 (BBC7)
20041112 (BBC7)
20041113 (BBC7)
20050930 (BBC7)
20051001 (BBC7)
20060526 (BBC7)
20060527 (BBC7)
20070419 (BBC7)
20070420 (BBC7)
20080128 (BBC7)
20080129 (BBC7)
20081214 (BBC7)
20081215 (BBC7)
20100111 (BBC7)
20110308 (BBC7)
20120131 (BBC7)
20130813 (BBC7)
20130817 (BBC7)

Bob asks his fiancee Thelma to fix a date for Terry. From August 1975.

Bob asks his fiancee Thelma to fix a date for Terry. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From August 1975.

Bob asks his fiancee Thelma to fix a date for Terry.

From August 1975.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Bob asks Thelma to fix a date for Terry.

Adaptation of the TV series, starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Thelma attempts to fix Terry up with a friend of hers.

Unfortunately her friend remembers Terry all too well.

Terry has just got out of the army and tries calling up all his ex girlfriends without any luck.

06Birthday Boy1975090320040305 (BBC7)
20040306 (BBC7)
20041119 (BBC7)
20041120 (BBC7)
20051007 (BBC7)
20051008 (BBC7)
20060602 (BBC7)
20060603 (BBC7)
20070426 (BBC7)
20070427 (BBC7)
20080204 (BBC7)
20080205 (BBC7)
20081228 (BBC7)
20081229 (BBC7)
20100118 (BBC7)
20110315 (BBC7)
20120207 (BBC7)
20130820 (BBC7)

Bob bungles a surprise birthday party for Terry. From September 1975.

Bob bungles a surprise birthday party for Terry. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From September 1975.

Bob bungles a surprise birthday party for Terry.

From September 1975.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Bob bungles Terry's surprise party.

Adaptation of the TV series, from September 1975.

Adaptation of the TV series, starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Bob Ferris organises a surprise birthday party for Terry, but arrangements to pick him up from the pub go pear-shaped, as usual.

Bob Ferris organises a surprise birthday party for Terry, but arrangements to pick him up from the pub, as usual, go pear-shaped.

07No Hiding Place1975091020040312 (BBC7)
20040313 (BBC7)
20041126 (BBC7)
20041127 (BBC7)
20051014 (BBC7)
20051015 (BBC7)
20060609 (BBC7)
20060610 (BBC7)
20070503 (BBC7)
20070504 (BBC7)
20080211 (BBC7)
20080212 (BBC7)
20090104 (BBC7)
20090105 (BBC7)
20100125 (BBC7)
20110322 (BBC7)
20120214 (BBC7)
20130827 (BBC7)

Bob takes Terry to be restyled at the hairdressers. From September 1975.

Bob takes Terry to be restyled at the hairdressers. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From September 1975.

Bob takes Terry to be re-styled at the hairdressers.

08Guess Who's Coming To Dinner1975091219750917
20040319 (BBC7)
20040320 (BBC7)
20041203 (BBC7)
20041204 (BBC7)
20051021 (BBC7)
20051022 (BBC7)
20060616 (BBC7)
20060617 (BBC7)
20070510 (BBC7)
20080218 (BBC7)
20090111 (BBC7)
20090112 (BBC7)
20100201 (BBC7)
20110329 (BBC7)
20120221 (BBC7)
20130903 (BBC7)
20130907 (BBC7)

Terry is not keen to meet Bob's snobbish friends. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From September 1975.

Terry is not keen to meet Bob's snobbish friends.

Terry's not keen to meet Bob's snobbish friends. From September 1975.

Terry's not keen to meet Bob's snobbish friends. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From September 1975.

Terry's not keen to meet Bob's snobbish friends.

From September 1975.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Bob attempts to smarten up Terry.

Terry meets Bob's snobbish friends.

09Storm In A Tea Chest1975091919750924
20040326 (BBC7)
20040327 (BBC7)
20041210 (BBC7)
20041211 (BBC7)
20051028 (BBC7)
20051029 (BBC7)
20060623 (BBC7)
20060624 (BBC7)
20070517 (BBC7)
20070518 (BBC7)
20080225 (BBC7)
20080226 (BBC7)
20090118 (BBC7)
20090119 (BBC7)
20100208 (BBC7)
20110405 (BBC7)
20120228 (BBC7)
20130910 (BBC7)

Bob and Terry take a trip down memory lane. With James Bolam and Rodney Bewes

Bob and Terry take a trip down memory lane. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From September 1975.

Bob and Terry take a trip down memory lane.

With James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

From September 1975.

10The Old Magic1975100120040402 (BBC7)
20040403 (BBC7)
20041217 (BBC7)
20041218 (BBC7)
20051104 (BBC7)
20051105 (BBC7)
20060630 (BBC7)
20060701 (BBC7)
20070524 (BBC7)
20070525 (BBC7)
20080303 (BBC7)
20080304 (BBC7)
20090125 (BBC7)
20090126 (BBC7)
20100215 (BBC7)
20110412 (BBC7)
20120306 (BBC7)
20130917 (BBC7)
20130921 (BBC7)

Poorly Terry gets some shock news from Bob. Adapted from TV with James Bolam. From 1975.

Poorly Terry gets some shock news from Bob. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From October 1975.

Poorly Terry gets some shock news from Bob.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam.

From 1975.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

From October 1975.

Poorly Terry gets shock news from Bob.

Adaptation of the TV series.

Adaptation of the TV series, starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Terry has been ill with Chilean flu and is rather annoyed that Bob hasn't been in touch with him.

11Count Down1975100820040409 (BBC7)
20040410 (BBC7)
20041224 (BBC7)
20041225 (BBC7)
20051111 (BBC7)
20051112 (BBC7)
20060707 (BBC7)
20060708 (BBC7)
20070531 (BBC7)
20070601 (BBC7)
20080310 (BBC7)
20080311 (BBC7)
20090201 (BBC7)
20090202 (BBC7)
20100222 (BBC7)
20110419 (BBC7)
20120313 (BBC7)
20130924 (BBC7)

Terry helps stressed Bob prepare for his wedding. Adapted from TV with James Bolam

Terry helps stressed Bob prepare for his wedding. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From October 1975.

Terry helps stressed Bob prepare for his wedding. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

From October 1975.

Terry helps stressed Bob prepare for his wedding.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam.

Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Bob prepares for his looming wedding day.

Adaptation of the TV series, starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

The wedding between Bob and Thelma is imminent - unfortunately, so are the in-laws.

The wedding between Bob and Thelma is imminent - unfortunately, so are the in-laws! From October 1975.

12Boys' Night In1975101520040416 (BBC7)
20040417 (BBC7)
20041231 (BBC7)
20050101 (BBC7)
20051118 (BBC7)
20051119 (BBC7)
20060714 (BBC7)
20060715 (BBC7)
20070607 (BBC7)
20070608 (BBC7)
20080317 (BBC7)
20080318 (BBC7)
20090208 (BBC7)
20090209 (BBC7)
20100301 (BBC7)
20110426 (BBC7)
20120320 (BBC7)
20131001 (BBC7)

Terry is in despair over his mate Bob's stag night. Adapted from TV with James Bolam.

Terry is in despair over his mate Bob's stag night. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From October 1975.

It's Bob's stag night.

But to Terry's despair he doesn't want the usual entertainment - just a quiet night in.

13 LASTEnd Of An Era1975102220040423 (BBC7)
20040424 (BBC7)
20050107 (BBC7)
20050108 (BBC7)
20051125 (BBC7)
20051126 (BBC7)
20060721 (BBC7)
20060722 (BBC7)
20070614 (BBC7)
20070615 (BBC7)
20080324 (BBC7)
20080325 (BBC7)
20090215 (BBC7)
20090216 (BBC7)
20100308 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20100308 BT=1930 (BBC7)
20110503 (BBC7)
20120327 (BBC7)
20131008 (BBC7)
20131012 (BBC7)

It's Bob and Thelma's big day, and he's on tranquilisers. Adapted from TV. From 1975.

It's Bob and Thelma's big day, and he's on tranquilisers. Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes. From October 1975.

It's Bob and Thelma's big day - and he's on tranquilisers! Adapted from TV.

From 1975.

It's Bob and Thelma's big day - and he's on tranquilisers! Adapted from TV with James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

From October 1975.

Bob's on tranquilisers, but will he marry Thelma?

Adapted from TV.

Starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

The day of the wedding has arrived and the drugs are beginning to affect Bob.