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Started by JDW70Wellwhynot on Nov 21, 2017 7:09:54 PM
Rodney Bewes RIP

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42067506

The first series was the real Likely Lads, but then that was in B&W so you never saw it repeated - which is a shame. Those two characters epitomised the youth (my youth) of the time.

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Shadrack22 - 21 Nov 2017 19:16:57 (#1 of 231)

Poignancy:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j3h7Wb_gV8M

Brunothecat - 21 Nov 2017 19:20:04 (#2 of 231)

Family viewing. I remember watching the one where they were hiding from the football result with my dad, he loved it being himself a keen sport follower. RIP Rodders.

thisonehasalittlehat - 21 Nov 2017 19:30:44 (#3 of 231)

It's not repeated because they lost it.

JDW70Wellwhynot - 21 Nov 2017 19:31:09 (#4 of 231)

Well, Well!

thisonehasalittlehat - 21 Nov 2017 19:35:15 (#5 of 231)

Oh it turns out they lost all the others.

Shadrack22 - 21 Nov 2017 19:36:45 (#6 of 231)

https://britishonionmarketingboard.wordpress.com/t
ag/rodney-bewes/

AlanII - 21 Nov 2017 19:48:01 (#7 of 231)

Oh it turns out they lost all the others.

They didn't "lose"anything, they deliberately wiped it. Peter Cook was mortified that they wouldn't let him buy (at some expense) the Pete and Dud shows. None of that stuff was the BBC's finest hour. RIP, Rodney.

Beefie - 21 Nov 2017 19:52:45 (#8 of 231)

Poor Rodney. There was a real pathos to the latter Likely Lads. Working class aspiration crumbling.

HarveyRabbit - 21 Nov 2017 19:56:36 (#9 of 231)

Apart from seeing him on the telly, I saw him when he used to come into our small-town shop to buy a gift when he came to visit his mum. When the Rolls-Royce first drew up outside we thought a hooray arse would be stepping out. But quite the opposite - a genuinely friendly guy.

I always thought The Likely Lads was best on the radio.

A great shame that he has passed. RIP.

indlovubill - 21 Nov 2017 19:57:21 (#10 of 231)

Here's some surviving B&W Likely Lads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9-I1pHcaOE&list=PL0VjMthq7eiucmvGnby159ssyDCY9Hm
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rgtstoppedcounting - 21 Nov 2017 19:58:24 (#11 of 231)

RIP.

Bolam could hold a grudge, it would seem. Which is a shame, I think Bob & Terry could have merited another visit in later life.

Thelma not so much.

AshburtonAbove - 21 Nov 2017 19:59:59 (#12 of 231)

I always found Thelma quite fit.

AlanII - 21 Nov 2017 20:02:20 (#13 of 231)

Bolam could hold a grudge, it would seem. Which is a shame, I think Bob & Terry could have merited another visit in later life.

Yes, would have been genuinely interesting to see them at the end of Thatcher/Blair etc.

halfnelson - 21 Nov 2017 20:02:46 (#14 of 231)

Clement and Le Frenais always wanted to revive the series - Bewes was really keen, Bolam wasn't.

MsCharDonnay - 21 Nov 2017 20:03:32 (#15 of 231)

I always found Thelma quite fit.

Very pretty. Reminds me of Emma Forbes, Nanette Newman's daughter who used to do Saturday morning tv.

AshburtonAbove - 21 Nov 2017 20:06:31 (#16 of 231)

Apparently there were some other episodes that would have enabled Bewes to get some more money but Bolam refused due to his grudge.

MsCharDonnay - 21 Nov 2017 20:08:33 (#17 of 231)

Same thing happened with "Serious Actor" Judge John Deed denying his "Professionals" cast members the repeat fees due to his refusing to allow them to be repeated. It hit Gordon Jackson hard, I seem to recall.

thisonehasalittlehat - 21 Nov 2017 20:13:30 (#18 of 231)

The professionals is endlessly repeated on itv-x.

halfnelson - 21 Nov 2017 20:13:47 (#19 of 231)

I think Shaw relented when he was told that it was having an impact on GJ's widow, Rona.

AshburtonAbove - 21 Nov 2017 20:13:57 (#20 of 231)

These thespians eh, evil bastards the lot of em.

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