It is difficult for people who weren’t there to appreciate how massive the "Likely Lads" and "Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads" were. The series was a massive hit in the 60’s before coming back in the early 70’s to massive approval.
The series starred James Bolam as Terry and Rodney Bewes as Bob – the two likely lads of the title. Initially they were chasing girls but in the comeback series Bob is about to get married to Thelma.
This is an extract from Episode 3 Series 1 first broadcast on January 23 1973, showing Bob on the phone trying to make his peace with Thelma afterThelma has accidentally got into bed with Terry.
This episode is called "Cold Feet" and the plot is, "With their wedding only a matter of weeks away Bob is beginning to wonder whether he and Thelma should actually get married as he has always regarded her as socially superior and wonders whether they are compatible. Terry gives him advice - not exactly cheering, positive advice, as a result of which Bob makes his mind up. He should be marrying Thelma - probably"
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