James Bolam is a miserable, selfish arse, IIRC.
Not talked to Rodney Bewes since the 70s, IIRC and blocking any repeats of The Likely Lads.
Total opposite of his Likely Lads character - hates Newcastle and not spoken to Bewes since he revealed to the press that James' wife was pregnant.
Well said. even when Bewes found work to be a bit thin on the ground and could have done with repeats fees from WHTTLL, Bolam took every opportunity to block terrestrial repeats