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 3, Episode 1 - One's A Crowd

Moving into a far more comfortable flat in a nicer part of the city, Beryl and Sandra immediately come across nosy neighbour Mrs Knowsley, who's petitioning to have an apparently troublesome fellow tenant evicted.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th February 1972
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 15th September 2011 8:20am Gold
Friday 16th September 2011 6:35am Gold
Tuesday 27th September 2011 8:20am Gold
Wednesday 28th September 2011 6:30am Gold
Thursday 2nd February 2012 6:30am Gold
Thursday 2nd February 2012 9:20am Gold
Monday 21st May 2012 9:00am Gold
Tuesday 22nd May 2012 6:30am Gold
Wednesday 17th October 2012 7:40am Gold
Thursday 18th October 2012 6:00am Gold
Thursday 10th January 2013 8:20am Gold
Friday 11th January 2013 6:30am Gold
Friday 24th October 2014 1:00pm Drama
Friday 24th October 2014 6:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Polly James Beryl Hennessey
Guest cast
Joyce Grant Mrs. Knowsley
Neville Aurelius Neville
Patrick Durkin First Removal Man
Frederick Bennett Old Removal Man
Horace James Landlord
Patti Brooks Secretary
Maxine Casson Girl in Pub
John Lyons Neville's Friend
Ricky Peebles Neville's Friend
Roger McGough Self
John Megginson Self
Alan Peters Self
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
John Chapman Script Editor
Production team
Douglas Argent Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Anna Ridley Production Designer

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