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 12 - Promotion

Beryl becomes acutely aware of her 'common' demeanour after Sandra is given a promotion at work. Sandra offers to treat her to elocution lessons as a birthday present, but it seems an uphill struggle.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th March 1971
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
    Polly James Beryl Hennessey
    Guest cast
    Fabia Drake Mrs. Duval (Elocution Teacher)
    Diana King Mrs. Birkenshaw (Customer)
    Robert Raglan Mr Lloyd (Manager)
    Eunice Black Manageress
    Mary Jordan 1st Customer
    Gilly Fraser Rosie (Colleague)
    Shane Shelton 2nd Customer
    Writing team
    Carla Lane Writer
    Myra Taylor Writer
    John Chapman Script Editor
    Production team
    Sydney Lotterby Director
    Sydney Lotterby Producer
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
    Jeremy Bear Production Designer

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