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■ 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

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