Classic Likely Lads twists carry lessons in life for us all
If I tried to claim the 1970s sitcom Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? was on a par with Pinter or Ibsen, you'd think I was an idiot. So I'm not going to. But ... I've been watching the repeats on TV recently. It is to be reminded how funny, evocative of time and place and, yes, profound the show was.