The Likely Lads

Film

Comedy

 

Time Out says

Full credit to writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais for trying to open out The Likely Lads into a feature-length story, with no need of the TV series as a constant reminder. It works a lot of the time, with a solid background of the lads' sentimental attachment to old Newcastle, and the realities of high-rise flats and married life as they increasingly look their age. And of course the characters and gags (Terry: 'I'd offer you a beer, Bob, but I've only got six cans') are terrific. Brigit Forsyth's Thelma is a genuine monster. Unfortunately, Michael Tuchner's direction is so flat that after about an hour the film does begin to seem like an extended TV special.
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Release details

UK release:

1976

Duration:

90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Cast:

Zena Walker, Sheila Fern, Mary Tamm, Brigit Forsyth, James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Alun Armstrong

Music:

Mike Hugg

Art Director:

Robert Jones

Editor:

Ralph Sheldon

Cinematography:

Tony Imi

Screenwriter:

Ian La Frenais, Dick Clement

Producer:

Aida Young

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