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 5 - Fella-A-Day Girl

Unlike Sandra, Beryl doesn't much fancy a steady boyfriend: she's a fella-a-day kind of girl. That is until London-based Robert calls to say he's coming back up to Liverpool on business. A chance to finish what they never quite got started previously? Not if her heavily pregnant sister Gloria, whose husband is himself away with work, has anything to do with it.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th March 1972
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 1st October 2011 8:20am Gold
Sunday 2nd October 2011 6:30am Gold
Wednesday 8th February 2012 6:30am Gold
Wednesday 8th February 2012 8:40am Gold
Friday 25th May 2012 9:00am Gold
Saturday 26th May 2012 6:15am Gold
Monday 22nd October 2012 7:40am Gold
Tuesday 23rd October 2012 6:00am Gold
Monday 14th January 2013 8:20am Gold
Tuesday 15th January 2013 6:30am Gold
Thursday 30th October 2014 1:00pm Drama
Thursday 30th October 2014 6:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Polly James Beryl Hennessey
John Nettles Paul
Sheila Fay Ethel Hennessey
Guest cast
Paula Wilcox Gloria (Beryl's Sister)
Colin Bell Robert
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
John Chapman Script Editor
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Peter Pitt Editor
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Peter Brachacki Production Designer

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