Michael Tuchner obituary - The Guardian
Michael Tuchner obituaryThe GuardianHowever, although it starred the same leads, James Bolam and Rodney Bewes as Geordie best mates, and had the same writers (Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who also wrote Villain), the inflated sequel could not but suffer in comparison with the popular ...
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 11:12 am
Netflix will allow viewers to choose what
Mirror.co.ukNetflix will allow viewers to choose what happens next - but how would YOU end your fave shows?Mirror.co.ukIt sort of happened in real life when Terry actor James Bolam went on to star in other TV series while Rodney Bewes disappeared inside a semi on a new build private estate. The same desire to overthrow the established order would've seen Downton Abbey ...Love a happy ending? Netflix starts working on technology that will allow viewers to decide how the story unfolds ...Daily Mailall 44 news articles »
Posted on 7 March 2017 | 3:27 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
Likely Lad Rodney Bewes pleads with former
Mirror.co.ukLikely Lad Rodney Bewes pleads with former co-star James Bolam to end 40-year riftMirror.co.ukThe fall-out between the two stars who kept the whole nation laughing as The Likely Lads is one of the most spectacular in showbusiness. The double-act which pulled in TV audiences of 27 million was sundered forever when Rodney Bewes told a harmless ...and more »
Posted on 4 September 2015 | 1:21 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