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 2 - Wild West Night

A drunk horse and a dead pensioner add to the chaos at the Phoenix Club.

Further details

t's Wild West night at The Phoenix! But not through choice! The Phoenix's pool table isn't working so Brian takes it away to fix it and comes back with a Bucking Bronco!

After much haggling, Brian gets the Bucking Bronco on a one month free trial to see how it goes down with the Bolton locals. It goes down surprisingly well, so Brian, ever the entrepreneur, with the help of Jerry, decides to stage a night dedicated to the Good Ol' West!

After Ray Von's first DJ gig at The Phoenix, the smoke machine malfunctions and 'The Captain' is found dead due to smoke inhalation, which leads Potter to move 'The Captain' into the Pennine Suite as his death will be seen as 'natural causes' as opposed to murder.

Elsewhere in Jerry's Wild West night, Wild Bill & Trigger the Horse are in town to provide some quality western entertainment! Also line dancing and a staged gunfight are planned, which leads to a mass brawl in Bolton's number one nightspot!

Broadcast details

Sunday 21st 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
Beatrice Kelley Marion
Guest cast
Ced Beaumont The Captain
Ron Harrison Elderly War Veteran
Bernard Wrigley Eric
Rodney Litchfield Wild Bill
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
Keith Duncan 1st Assistant Director
Sue Calverley Production Manager

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