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 11 - The Driving Test

Sandra's boyfriend - who also happens to be the boss's son - is giving the pair driving lessons, but Beryl's struggling. Her boyfriend Johnny, however, is mad for cycling and his passion for the open road proves appealing to Sandra!

Broadcast details

Friday 28th April 1972
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 7th October 2011 8:40am Gold
Saturday 8th October 2011 6:30am Gold
Thursday 16th February 2012 6:30am Gold
Thursday 16th February 2012 8:40am Gold
Friday 1st June 2012 9:00am Gold
Saturday 2nd June 2012 6:40am Gold
Monday 29th October 2012 7:40am Gold
Tuesday 30th October 2012 6:00am Gold
Saturday 19th January 2013 9:20am Gold
Sunday 20th January 2013 6:30am Gold
Friday 7th November 2014 1:00pm Drama
Friday 7th November 2014 6:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Polly James Beryl Hennessey
Guest cast
Clive Francis Aubrey
Jonathan Lynn Johnny
Brian Hayes Driving Examiner
Meg Gleed Nurse
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
John Chapman Script Editor
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Peter Pitt Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Geoffrey Patterson Production Designer

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