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Posted on 3 March 2018 | 6:49 am
The pick of movies on TV this week: Billy
The Sydney Morning HeraldThe pick of movies on TV this week: Billy LiarThe Sydney Morning HeraldBilly and his workmate, Arthur Crabtree (Rodney Bewes) take turns impersonating their employers and satirising the dull world around them including a sequence later employed by Monty Python ("Bloody looxury…"). And Billy is not without talent. His ...and more »
Posted on 28 February 2018 | 5:00 am
Speedway feature: Tiffs and trophies –
Bournemouth EchoSpeedway feature: Tiffs and trophies – Ford and Middleditch's desire for success still burns in their 20th year at ...Bournemouth EchoArt Garfunkel was much aggrieved when Paul Simon went solo after they released Bridge Over Troubled Water. Rodney Bewes and James Bolam – adored for their work on The Likely Lads – fell out when Bewes revealed in a newspaper interview that his co-star ...and more »
Posted on 20 February 2018 | 2:35 pm
Last words: Rodney Bewes and Malcolm Young -
The TimesLast words: Rodney Bewes and Malcolm YoungThe TimesRodney Bewes played aspirational Bob Ferris in the Sixties hit comedy The Likely Lads and its 1970s sequel, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?. At its peak in the 1960s it attracted 27m viewers. There were constant attempts to revive the show, but ...Likely Lads star Rodney Bewes dreamed of a return to the showExpress.co.ukall 2 news articles »
Posted on 25 November 2017 | 4:05 pm
Likely Lads writer reveals how TV sitcom's
Mirror.co.ukLikely Lads writer reveals how TV sitcom's runaway success was a total shockMirror.co.uk“The greatest compliment was when someone stopped me and said, 'What I love about the series is you could meet those two anywhere',” Ian says. His friend Rodney's death on Tuesday, after a battle with cancer, has prompted Ian to recall fondly the ...James Bolam, last of the Likely Lads, denies rift with co-star Rodney BewesThe Timesall 6 news articles »
Posted on 24 November 2017 | 4:02 pm
Taking The Stand
Edinburgh venue announces its Fringe line-up
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 4:04 pm
Hancock’s lost Half Hours to go live at
MISSING episodes of classic BBC comedy Hancock’s Half Hour are to brought back to life at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, more than half a century after their original broadcast.
Posted on 4 April 2015 | 5:44 pm
Happy 100th, Muddy Waters – you made me
Long before he joined the Jesus and Mary Chain, John Moore was in thrall to the blues, and Muddy Waters was his king bee On 8 December 1978, two weeks shy of my 14th birthday, I experienced my first gig: Muddy Waters, at the Rainbow theatre in London (if you discount the Wombles at South Hill Park in Bracknell, a few years earlier). The man born McKinley Morganfield, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi ...
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 11:00 pm
Do you know a Henley 'face'?
The 288-page, full-colour commemorative book also contained a short biography on each subject, including TV presenter Phillip Schofield, from Fawley, actor Rodney Bewes (Henley) and magician Paul Daniels (Wargave) as well many familiar local people.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:16 pm
Rodney Bewes: Whatever Happened To The
Rodney Bewes An audience with Rodney Bewes… who? Star of BBC's The Likely Lads tells how, after an unlikely start, he was drawn into hilarious life adventures on the screen and stage. The story of a working-class boy from the North who washed-up by night ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 10:31 pm
Why British TV is still obsessed with class
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads derived its humour from the battle between old pals Bob (Rodney Bewes) – now living a bourgeois life in a suburban new-build – and Terry (James Bolam), still inured in a world of brown ale and fish and chips in ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 2:28 am
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 Review:
For those people of my generation who grew up in the 1970s, 2015 has been a sad year. So many ‘weel-kent’ faces from that era have passed away this year. The likes of Patrick Macnee – John Steed of The Avengers – Irish singer Val Doonican ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 11:49 am
This week’s new talks
Rodney Bewes: Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads? | Hen Harrier Eve | The Shoes Talk: Clarks In Jamaica In Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais’s much-loved sitcom Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?, Bob and Terry remained perpetually stuck in an ...
Posted on 6 August 2015 | 10:46 pm