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 Polly James, Nerys Hughes, Pauline Collins, Elizabeth Estensen and others.

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Theme music by The Scaffold. Incidental music composed by Ronnie Hazlehurst.
Laugh track
Live audience


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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 14th April 1969 on BBC One at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 17th June 1996 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last repeat
Saturday 18th June 2016 at 7:20pm on BBC2

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