The jewel in our crown - Henley Standard
Henley StandardThe jewel in our crownHenley StandardFor the re-opening this time, there was a performance of Three Men in a Boat featuring actor Rodney Bewes, who lives in Hop Gardens. In 2000 the Kenton Theatre Management Society signed a 45-year lease with the trustees of the Henley Municipal ...and more »
Posted on 24 April 2017 | 3:57 am
Geordie TV success stories Vera and Saturday
ChronicleLiveGeordie TV success stories Vera and Saturday Night Takeaway are just the latest ratings goldChronicleLiveJames Bolam played Terry Collier who breezed through life without a care in the world while Rodney Bewes played the more practical Bob Ferris. The show, also written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, was a follow-up to their old black and white ...
Posted on 1 April 2017 | 10:04 am
Writers behind The Likely Lads say a return
Mirror.co.ukWriters behind The Likely Lads say a return of their hit 60s sitcom is extremely unlikelyMirror.co.ukAnd then there was the film in 1976. But since then the two stars James Bolam, 81, and Rodney Bewes, 79, have not spoken after Bewes told an interviewer how Bolam was so surprised when his wife said she was pregnant he almost crashed the car he was ...Whatever happened to Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais?Radio Timesall 2 news articles »
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 4:00 pm
Alcoholism, rape and murder - the dark side
Telegraph.co.ukAlcoholism, rape and murder - the dark side of British sitcomsTelegraph.co.ukMany of our most-loved comedies conceal a secret history of alcoholism, animosity, abuse, depression or death. As the BBC continues its Landmark Sitcom Season, here's eight tales of tragedy behind the scenes of iconic British sitcoms…
Posted on 30 August 2016 | 11:44 pm
Fringe Comedy reviews: Rodney Bewes –
Herald ScotlandFringe Comedy reviews: Rodney Bewes – Whatever Happened to the Likely Lad Part Two, Assembly Checkpoint ...Herald ScotlandFringe Comedy reviews: Rodney Bewes – Whatever Happened to the Likely Lad Part Two, Assembly Checkpoint; Randy Writes A Novel, Underbelly Potterrow; Tom Neenan – Vaudeville, Underbelly Med Quad ...
Posted on 15 August 2016 | 2:14 am
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
Resolved Question: I always wondered what
So from the left we have Rodney Bewes..Bob Geldof...Michael Crawford...Nathan AKA Carlos the Jackal and Ray Winston.
My conclusion is that this propaganda photo shoot....IS FAKE.
Posted on 22 March 2017 | 2:29 am
Open Question: Name this haircut?
What is the name of this haircut worn by Rodney Bewes in Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?
Posted on 25 January 2017 | 5:33 am
Resolved Question: Name famous people most
Helmut Schmidt just died. He was 96. I thought he was dead already. Figured he would have died years ago.
Henry Kissinger is still alive (he's 92). Kirk Douglas is still alive, he's 98.
Name other famous people that are still alive that you think most people would think are dead. I found a site on my own...but I like everyone's answers so far....
Posted on 9 November 2015 | 11:49 pm
Resolved Question: Any one like my jokes?
So were is Derek fowlds and Rodney bewes and Ray north they were great and funny ha ha ha boom boom. why did the chicken cross the road to get to the other side ha ha ha boom boom. and why did the orange cross the road to play squash ha ha ha boom boom.
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 4:34 am
Resolved Question: Nervous about work
Hi, now this really will sound absurd but I am a big worrier (even about tiny things!)..
Basically my workplace is undergoing a rennovation, knocking down the old store and building a larger one behind it. It is closed to the public but workers still have to make up hours - for me it's this week starting tomorrow. I haven't been in since January so have no idea what stage the store is at; my worry is where to go tomorrow morning. There is a front entrance to the car park but I don't even know if this is open? I get a lift from my dad, and I can't ring to ask anyone as I'm one of the earliest in.
Any advice to help settle my stupid worry would be great!
Posted on 12 February 2012 | 5:09 am