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.

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Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights props fetch £21k at auction

A treasure trove of props from Peter Kay's popular sitcom Phoenix Nights have sold for £21,000.

BBC, 31st January 2024

Phoenix Nights props go under the hammer

Phoenix Nights fans are being given the chance to own their own piece of the iconic sitcom, when props from the Peter Kay comedy and its spin-off Max & Paddy's Road To Nowhere are to be auctioned on 31st January.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd January 2024

UK vs US comedy: A lesson in quality over quantity

It essentially comes down to the fact that UK comedy shows often run for just a few seasons, packed to the rafters with quality and hidden moments that only reveal themselves after several viewings. By contrast, US comedy shows often go on for several seasons, mostly overstaying their welcome and having audiences become tired of their tropes and characters.

Thomas Leatham, Far Out, 1st August 2023

'Outstanding' pictures show friends on Phoenix Nights stag do

A group of lads on a stag do have gone viral for their 'spot on' take on the cast of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights.

Adam Maidment, Manchester Evening News, 28th April 2022

Phoenix Nights bouncy castle available to rent

A rude bouncy castle once featured in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights is available for hire. The Sammy Snake x-rated inflatable appeared in a 2002 episode - but can be yours to rent for £200.

Niamh Cavanagh, The Sun, 27th October 2021

Phoenix Nights' X-rated bouncy castle is up for sale

The X-rated bouncy castle featured on Phoenix Nights has come up for sale, currently on eBay for £5,000.

Chortle, 15th May 2021

Paddy McGuiness made less on hit show than as lifeguard

For their sterling work on Phoenix Nights, Paddy McGuiness and Peter Kay should have been given the freedom of Bolton and a bye into the final of Talent Trek.

But according to Paddy, his work on the award-winning comedy put barely anything in his pocket, in fact less than he used to earn as a lifeguard at his local leisure centre.

Andy Halls, The Sun, 14th April 2021

The funny business behind Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights

Fueled by fights about 'the funniest pies' and a little creative tension, Dave Spikey co-wrote a true comedy original. Will it ever return?

Tom Fordy, The Telegraph, 14th January 2021

McGuinness wants Kay to help him remember Phoenix Night

The Top Gear presenter, 46, who is writing his autobiography, says pair had 'too much fun' partying so needs help filling in gaps, as he also spills turning down Corrie role.

Adenike Adenitire, The Mirror, 9th March 2020

10 British comedy shows that need worldwide recognition

The average viewer enjoys great comedy television shows, but they may not have heard of these phenomenal British series designed to make you laugh.

Alex H., Screen Rant, 6th March 2020

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