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.

Series 2, Episode 1 - The Wedding

Beryl's sister, Gloria, is due to get married. Beryl's none too pleased with her bridesmaid's dress, but when both Gloria and her fiancé, Ernie, decide to call it off, she changes her tune.

Broadcast details

Thursday 7th January 1971
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
    Polly James Beryl Hennessey
    Sheila Fay Mrs. Hennessey
    Guest cast
    Cyril Shaps Mr. Hennessey
    Paula Wilcox Gloria
    Barrie Rutter Ernie
    P.G. Stephens Priest
    Chris Gannon Photographer
    Writing team
    Carla Lane Writer
    Myra Taylor Writer
    Eric Idle Script Editor
    Production team
    Sydney Lotterby Director
    Sydney Lotterby Producer
    Chris Wimble Editor
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
    David Spode Production Designer

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