• Film

The Likely Lads


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.

Release Details

  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Michael Tuchner
  • Screenwriter:Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
  • Cast:
    • Rodney Bewes
    • James Bolam
    • Brigit Forsyth
    • Mary Tamm
    • Sheila Fern
    • Zena Walker
    • Alun Armstrong
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