Phoenix Nights. Brian Potter (Peter Kay). Copyright: Goodnight Vienna Productions / Ovation Entertainments
Phoenix Nights

Phoenix Nights

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2001 - 2002
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Bad-tempered, wheelchair-bound Brian Potter runs a struggling Bolton social club called The Phoenix. Stars Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Paddy McGuinness, Neil Fitzmaurice, Justin Moorhouse and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Opening Night

The grand reopening of the Phoenix Club is nigh, and preparations are reaching their culmination. But a power cut not long into the evening's celebrations shows that all is not yet quite right for owner Brian Potter.

Further details

The long awaited grand re-opening of The Phoenix! The club is about to have its doors opened for custom once again and it's all go in Bolton to get everything ready.

Max falls through a window after mocking Paddy's lack of hair and Brian has a German Bandit delivered called Das Boot.

TV's own Roy Walker has even made it into town for an opening night featuring a racist folk band playing all the hits, including Take Them B*ggers Back! The electricity also ceases but 'gypsy' Ray Von is on hand to help.

Broadcast details

Sunday 14th January 2001
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Peter Kay Brian Potter
Dave Spikey Jerry St. Clair
Peter Kay Max
Paddy McGuinness (as Patrick McGuinness ) Paddy
Neil Fitzmaurice Ray Von
Justin Moorhouse Young Kenny
Archie Kelly Kenny Senior
Steve Edge Alan Johnson
Toby Foster Les
Janice Connolly Holy Mary
Daniel Kitson Spencer
Beatrice Kelley Marion
Guest cast
Tony Skipp (as Tony Skip) Delivery Man
Ced Beaumont The Captain
Jayne Tunnicliffe Debra Quinn
Tony Xu Chinese Man
Roy Walker Self
Tim Healy Mike Fiddler
Writing team
Peter Kay Writer
Neil Fitzmaurice Writer
Dave Spikey Writer
Production team
Jonny Campbell Director
Mark Herbert Producer
John Rushton Producer
Phil McIntyre Executive Producer
Lucy Ansbro Associate Producer
Peter Hallworth Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer
Darren Finch Costume Designer
Andy Hibbert Director of Photography
Toni Baker Composer
Beverley Keogh Casting Director
Sue Calverley Production Manager
Jacmel Dent 1st Assistant Director

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