The Liver Birds. Image shows from L to R: Beryl Hennessey (Polly James), Sandra Hutchinson (Nerys Hughes). Copyright: BBC.

The Liver Birds

BBC One sitcom about two young women. 86 episodes (pilot + 10 series), 1969 - 1996. Stars Nerys Hughes, Polly James, Elizabeth Estensen, Pauline Collins and others.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Polly James Beryl Hennessey
Elizabeth Estensen Carol Boswell
Pauline Collins Dawn
Mollie Sugden Mrs. Hutchinson
John Nettles Paul
Eileen Kennally Mrs. Boswell
Ray Dunbobbin (as Ray Dundobbin) Mr. Boswell
Michael Angelis Lucian
Jackie Fishel Barbara
Jack Le White Grandad
Carmel McSharry Mrs. Boswell
Tom Chadbon Derek Paynton
Ivan Beavis Mr. Hutchinson
William Moore Mr. Hutchinson
Sheila Fay Mrs. Hennessey
Jonathan Lynn Robert
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
Myra Taylor Writer
Lew Schwarz Writer
John Chapman Script Editor
Eric Idle Script Editor
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Douglas Argent Producer
Roger Race Producer
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Ian Rawnsley Production Designer
Marjorie Pratt Production Designer
Allan Anson Production Designer
Tim Gleeson Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Carla Lane Creator
Myra Taylor Creator

For guest cast and crew see our episode guides