A Likely Lad
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In fact none of the main actors in The Likely Lads was a Geordie. Rodney Bewes was born and bred in Yorkshire, James Bolam was a Sunderland lad, and Brigit Forsyth came from Edinburgh.
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Today's Newcastle is vastly different from Tyneside in 1964, but what would Terry make of the city 40 years on? We gave it a bit of Newcastle pride perhaps. I think when you see the bridges, the art galleries, the coffee bars and the social life and the quays, I think it's progressed a bit - and I hope we all have." Don't quote me - Famous banter... Marvellous series - the sequel was better than the first series. Now a third would be better again. Come on lads - it's what your public wants!It's 40 years since The Likely Lads first hit our TV screens. Inside Out pays tribute to this comedy classic which is as fresh and funny today as it was when it was first screened. They both have one foot in the past, but they are constantly battling to makes sense of the changing world around them. Friends and neighbours
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I’m quite fragile, really, within myself. That kind of destructive relationship, there’s nothing glamorous about it – it wears you down in the end and turns you nasty. Terry "To tell you the truth I don't much like anyone outside this town. And there aren't many families down our street that I can stand".The North East setting was also new to television, and it paved the way for Geordie dramas and comedies such as When The Boat Comes In, Auf Wiedersehen Pet and Spender. When I got to the Meadows, they found all the bits in my baggage, plus what I’d hidden inside the lining of my jeans – they really knew their stuff. It was a different vibe than UK rehab – a mix of absolutely loaded trust-fund kids and people trying to avoid federal convictions by doing rehab. After two weeks, Kate was supposed to come and visit me and take me to the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, and I got the right hump when she didn’t show up. In the end I did a runner. It comes as no surprise that the Geordie duo chose to make A Tribute to the Likely Lads based on the famous football episode of the original in 2002. Rodney Bewes even made a cameo appearance. Faraway places