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 3 - Disco Inferno

The fire and safety officer tries to close down the pub.

Further details

Brian and Jerry visit a fire safety day for club owners, which is being taken by convicted dog molester Keith Lard! Keith tries in vain to make everyone aware of the dangers but keeps getting dog jibes from the crowd, mostly due to Den Perry.

Lard forces The Phoenix to close as it is not up to standard, however Brian manages to get the club re-opened after blackmailing Lard using forged photos of him and dogs.

Meanwhile a psychic in town manages to offend everyone in The Phoenix before getting knocked out by an unhappy punter, and Brian fakes a heart attack to try and escape a speeding fine.

Broadcast details

Sunday 28th 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
Ted Robbins Den Perry
Beatrice Kelley Marion
Guest cast
Peter Kay Keith Lard
Joe O'Byrne Policeman
Helen Moon Edie
Lorraine Cheshire Aerobics Woman
Alex Lowe Clinton Baptiste
John Axon John
Lynn Roden John's Wife
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
Keith Duncan 1st Assistant Director
Sue Calverley Production Manager

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