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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