Rodney Bewes ... Bob
James Bolam ... Terry
Brigit Forsyth ... Thelma
Mary Tamm ... Christina
Sheila Fearn ... Audrey
In 1976 this feature-length movie spin-off of the Likely Lads series was released, written by Clement and La Frenais, which was directed by Michael Tuchner. By this time both lads had moved house (Bob and Thelma to a detached house, and Terry to a high-rise with his parents) and Terry now has a Finnish girlfriend called Christina ("Chris"), played by Mary Tamm.
The movie sees the lads lamenting the demolition of their favourite pub, The Fat Ox. It then does what so many film spin-offs in the Seventies did, taking the regulars out of their normal environment and sending them off on holiday. The result is a caravanning holiday for Bob and Terry, accompanied by Thelma and Chris. The complications resulting from the trip lead to Terry and Chris splitting up, as a result of which Terry decides to go away, signing on as a crewman on a cargo ship.
Bob and Terry sneak one last late-night drink together aboard Terry's ship, anchored in the docks; but Terry has second thoughts the morning after, and elects to stay at home. Bob, however, awakes - hung over - aboard the ship, as it sails for Bahrain. This is an ironic reversal of the ending of the original series (where Terry, missing Bob - who had joined the Army - joined up too, only to discover Bob has been discharged with flat feet).