Tag: The Likely Lads

  • Some Likely Clips
    Some Likely Clips

    In amongst all the other announced shows, there’s mention of BBC Two’s first ever sitcom, to be written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. The Likely Lads will star James Bolan and Rodney Bewes. A few days before the first episode hit our screens, this small write-up appeared within a whole page about the…

  • A Duel – Over That Old Tom Cat
    A Duel – Over That Old Tom Cat

    Every time a character in a sitcom picks up a newspaper, I find it difficult not to lean in and peer at the headline. So, as I began a binge watch of The Likely Lads last night, this moment certainly piqued my attention. It may not be clear, but you can just make out that…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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