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 3, Episode 2 - Birds On The Dole

Fast approaching having to pay their next month's rent, the girls are struck by the realisation that they're out of work - and have only 50 pence to their collective name! A trip to sign on is called for, but the dole queue is not something they're used to and a ruckus ensues.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th February 1972
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Polly James Beryl Hennessey
Mollie Sugden Mrs. Hutchinson
Sheila Fay Mrs. Hennessey
Guest cast
Cyril Shaps Mr. Hennessey
Julian Battersby Second Labourer
Ivan Beavis Mr. Hutchinson
Ken Jones Uncle Dermot
Bill Dean Uncle Jack
John Ringham Clerk of the Court
Norman Shelley Magistrate
Artro Morris Mr. Hockle
Brian Pettifer Cousin Hughie
Arnold Peters Store Manager
Peter Kerrigan First Labourer
Denis O'Neil Police Constable
Writing team
Jack Seddon Writer
David Pursall Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Peter Pitt Editor
Roger Liminton Production Designer

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