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The Likely Lads fall out over money, 35 years on

The Likely Lads - Huge hit in the 70's - Rodney Bewes is consigned to poverty - James Bolam who went on more success refuses to sign a waiver for repeat viewings.

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A classic of it’s time, this black-and-white sitcom set in 1960’s North East England was a huge hit with audiences during it’s time. Consisting of twenty episodes over three series the show revolved around the friendship of two working class Geordie lads Bob Ferris and Terry Collier,(played by James Bolam and Rodney Bewes) who were in their early twenties. Much of the show’s humour came from Bob’s ambition to better himself and rise to being middle class, played off against Terry’s cynical…

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TV review: New Tricks (BBC One) and Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey (BBC Two)

Amanda Redman, James Bolam, Dennis Waterman and Alun Armstrong in BBC police series New Tricks.

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BBC1 detective show New Tricks is axed after 12 years

The original crew: James Bolam, Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman and Brian Lane in a publicity photo for the very first series of New Tricks, which was launched on BBC One in 2003