Rodney Bewes Dies

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James Bolam and Rodney Bewes in Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads.

One of our favourite actors here at Jammy Toast, The Likely Lads’ Rodney Bewes, has died at the age of 79. He found fame as the aspirational Bob in the BBC sitcom The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads. The series teamed Bewes with fellow actor, James Bolam, and drew in audiences of more than twenty million. Despite their success, the two fell out in spectacular style – effectively ending any chance of the series being continued. Sadly, it turned out to be the peak of Bewes’ career and he later found himself reduced to playing a series of less distinguished roles.

Telly Favourites #16

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Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite fictional characters from our favourite telly shows. As you all know, the bears love their telly programmes and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they can love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher or Jim Royle. Today, we are featuring

Whatever Happened To The Likely Programmes

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Iam the oldest bear here at Jammy Toast and have a reputation for being a grumpy old bear. I am not really grumpy but things are just not the same these days as they used to be and I am not usually slow at coming forward to complain about it. I can remember the days when we only had three channels to watch on the television and yet there always seemed to be something on worth watching. These days we have literally thousands of channels and there is very little worth watching. What happened to the days when I actually got excited when it was announced we were to get a fourth nation channel and even more excited when it was announced that the television was going to continue broadcasting after midnight.