No Hiding Place, A Tribute To The Likely Lads, 2002

Probably the best known episode of Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads, but with a twist.  This particular episode, originally screened as part of series one of Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads was a remake by popular Geordie duo Ant and Dec.

With Ant and Dec currently doing their bit in the jungle, It seemed a good time to look back.


When Bob and Terry decide to avoid finding out the result of the England match before the evening’s TV highlights things prove a little more difficult than they first thought.

Flint bets them ten pounds they can’t get through the day without finding out the result. The lads go to all lengths, including hiding in the church, but it seems they are destined to loose their bet.  A close shave with a newspaper seller where Terry sees the headline England F…and finally they find refuge in Bob’s new house.

Flint tracks them down, desperate not to know the score Terry pays him off with a tenner (borrowed from Bob).  The lads finally make it to the TV highlights without knowing the score, but after all that the result turns out to be ‘England Flooded Out,’ the match has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.





Bob Ferris – Declan Donnelly
Terry Collier – Anthony Mc Partlin
Newspaper Seller – Rodney Bewes


Channel: ITV
Written By: Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Original Transmission Date: 11th May 2002



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