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 7 - The Christening

Gloria and her husband invite both Beryl and Sandra to be godmothers to their new baby - if they can decide on a name ahead of the Christening! When Beryl discovers the baby is to be baptised Protestant rather than Catholic however, she refuses.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th March 1972
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 3rd October 2011 8:00am Gold
Tuesday 4th October 2011 6:30am Gold
Friday 10th February 2012 6:30am Gold
Friday 10th February 2012 8:40am Gold
Saturday 3rd March 2012 1:00pm Gold
Monday 28th May 2012 8:45am Gold
Tuesday 29th May 2012 6:30am Gold
Wednesday 24th October 2012 7:40am Gold
Thursday 25th October 2012 6:00am Gold
Monday 3rd November 2014 1:00pm Drama
Monday 3rd November 2014 6:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Polly James Beryl Hennessey
Mollie Sugden Thelma Hutchinson
Sheila Fay Ethel Hennessey
Guest cast
Paula Wilcox Gloria (Beryl's Sister)
John Quayle Vicar
Sam Kelly Ernie
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
John Chapman Script Editor
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Peter Brachacki Production Designer

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