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 6 - Talent Trek Finals

The Talent Trek grand final comes to the Phoenix Club.

Further details

Jerry gets the 'all clear' from the hospital only to be told by Brian that The Phoenix will be staging Talent Trek... because Brian told the committee Jerry was dying!

'Les Alanos' are unavailable so Brian drafts in 'Right Said Frank' who turn out to be thieves who steal from cars during the intervals. This leads to a mass brawl between the tribute band and Max & Paddy.

Brian reveals fake test results that give Jerry the 'all clear' and so Jerry decides to stay on at The Phoenix. The series ends with jealous rival club owner Den Perry discarding one of his cigars into a toilet waste paper basket that causes a fire to break out...

Broadcast details

Sunday 18th 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
Ted Robbins Den Perry
Beatrice Kelley Marion
Guest cast
Sian Gibson (as Sian Foulkes) Mary
Damian Moore Right Said Frank
Danny Martelli Right Said Frank
Alison Burrows Michelle Coffee
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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