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 7 - The Man Downstairs

Beryl and Sandra are equally captivated when a tall, dark gentleman moves into the flat below. He is slightly less impressed by their overly-keen advances, however!


This episode is also known as The Guest House.

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th February 1971
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
    Polly James Beryl Hennessey
    Guest cast
    Ronald Allen Derek
    Helen Cotterill Receptionist
    Davyd Harries Man on Train
    Carol Cleveland Girlfriend
    Donald McKillop (as Don McKillup) Man at Guest House
    Gwyneth Owen Landlady
    Jill Richards Pregnant Girl at Guest House
    Writing team
    Carla Lane Writer
    Myra Taylor Writer
    John Chapman Script Editor
    Production team
    Sydney Lotterby Director
    Sydney Lotterby Producer
    David Spence Editor
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
    Jeremy Bear Production Designer

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