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

The Liver Birds

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1969 - 1996
  • 86 episodes (10 series)

Sitcom exploring the lives and loves of two young, single females sharing a flat together in Liverpool. Stars Nerys Hughes, Polly James, Elizabeth Estensen, Pauline Collins, Mollie Sugden and more.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 3 - Wilf

Beryl and Sandra are frustrated to find they've overspent for yet another week. However, Sandra's latest squeeze, Wilf, works in his father's antiques shop and reckons an old commode could be worth a few pounds.


This episode is also known as The Holiday Fund and Housekeeping.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st January 1971
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 17th September 2011 7:30am Gold
Sunday 18th September 2011 6:30am Gold
Thursday 19th January 2012 6:30am Gold
Thursday 19th January 2012 9:20am Gold
Friday 10th October 2014 1:00pm Drama
Friday 10th October 2014 6:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Polly James Beryl Hennessey
Guest cast
Ken Jones Wilf's Father
Robin Hawdon James (Auctioneer)
Anthony Jackson (as Tony Jackson) Wilf (Sandra's Boyfriend)
Alan Haines Second Auctioneer
Colin Bean Policeman
Roy Denton Tramp
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
Myra Taylor Writer
Lew Schwarz Writer
Eric Idle Script Editor
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
David Spode Production Designer

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