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 5 - Comedy Robot Wars

Jerry decides to host an alternative comedy night, but it turns out to be a disaster with none of the entrants being good at all; Ray Von hosts a Robot Wars tournament.

Further details

Robot Wars night at The Phoenix sees Max & Paddy deciding to team up with Ray Von to see if they can scoop the prize.

Meanwhile Jerry visits a hospital for cancer tests and then returns back to The Phoenix to find that it is overrun with students taking the mick out of the comedians. Jerry, who is already feeling down, decides to give them some of their own medicine and runs them out of the club with his witty comedy. This leads to Jerry being offered a job on a cruise ship. Where does his future lie...?

Broadcast details

Sunday 11th February 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
Sian Gibson (as Sian Foulkes) Mary
Andy Wilkinson Terry
Mark Atwood Student Boy
Toby Hadoke Comic 1
Johnny Leeze Duggy Hayes
Writing team
Peter Kay Writer
Neil Fitzmaurice Writer
Dave Spikey Writer
Paddy McGuinness (as Patrick McGuinness ) Writer (Additional Material)
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
Keith Duncan 1st Assistant Director
Sue Calverley Production Manager

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