RODNEY BEWES CAREER PROFILE
■ BORN in Bingley, West Yorkshire, Rodney Bewes made his acting debut aged 13 on BBC Radio’s Children’s Hour. After being expelled from RADA and a two-year break for National Service, a decade in repertory established his love of theatre. ■ BBC TV appearances followed in Dixon of Dock Green and Z-cars, but the role for which he is best known – as Bob Ferris opposite James Bolam in The Likely Lads – followed, running from 1964-66. He reprised the role in the 1973 series Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads.
■ ALTHOUGH TV work dried up in later years, he continued to tread the boards, touring a number of one-man shows. He was 79 at the time of his death.
Rodney Bewes, left, found fame in the role of Bob opposite James Bolam’s Terry in The Likely Lads, pictured