Christmas on 200%: The Likely Lads – No Hiding Place

by | Dec 23, 2015

Over the next few days, we’re going to be taking a break from words – unless anything extraordinary happens – in order to bring you some football-related television from the past. If you happen to be watching from a desktop or laptop and find that the entire video doesn’t fit, try minimising the size of the window a little and you should find that this does the trick.

In an age of live televised matches and twenty-four hour media, it can be difficult to remember that there was a time when football supporters actively went out of their way in order to avoid football results. Broadcasting rules, however, were broadcasting rules and when highlights of matches were shown late at night, sometimes it was for the best to avoid the score and watch the match without knowing how it would turn out. In this episode of the situation comedy Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads from 1973, Terry and Bob take this to ridiculous extremes after having made a bet.

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