Hello and Happy New Year!!
This week we’re thrilled to present a digitally remastered edition of one of our most popular episodes. This special edition takes us on a nostalgic journey back to Newcastle in the early 1970s, where we revisit the iconic series “The Likely Lads.”
In this episode, we explore the world of Bob and Terry, two former townsmen grappling with the realisation that their best days might be behind them. Their story, set against the backdrop of a changing Britain, is a poignant reflection of the era’s societal shifts. We delve into memorable storylines, like the unforgettable episode where Bob and Terry try desperately to avoid football scores before watching the match – a comedic yet relatable scenario that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the times.
Growing up in Warrington during the 70s, I witnessed the transformation of small villages into burgeoning suburbs, mirroring the changes portrayed in “The Likely Lads.” This phenomenon, a national narrative of urban reshaping and new town developments, was vividly captured by the show. It’s a testament to the brilliant writing of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, whose work not only entertained but echoed the voices and experiences of a generation.
I invite you to join the conversation and share your own memories of “The Likely Lads” or the 1970s. Connect with us through our Facebook page at My 70s TV Childhood, tweet us @70sTVChildhood, or email me directly at Oliver@My70sTVChildhood.com. Your stories and memories are what make this journey through the past so rich and rewarding.
As we welcome 2024, stay tuned for more episodes of “My 70s TV Childhood.” Remember to like, rate, and review our podcast on your preferred platform, helping us keep the nostalgia alive.
Here’s to a year filled with more explorations into our shared TV history.