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 7, Episode 7 - The 'Nearly' Hat

Sandra and Carol do a good deed and help an old woman sell fruit and vegetables from a wheelbarrow. This gives them the idea of starting their own stall in Paddy's market. Sandra hopes they will make enough of a profit to buy their mothers nice presents but the way things turn out the mothers end up helping the daughters.

Broadcast details

Sunday 28th November 1976
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 7th January 2015 1:00pm Drama
Thursday 8th January 2015 2:50am Drama

Cast & crew

Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Elizabeth Estensen Carol Boswell
Mollie Sugden Thelma Hutchinson
Michael Angelis Lucian
Eileen Kennally Mrs. Boswell
Guest cast
Patrick McAlinney Father O'Leary
John Wheatley Flag Seller
Georgina Smith Barrow Lady
Barbara Ashcroft Lady with Tortoise
Derek Etchells Taxi Driver
Trevor Lawson Junk Shop Dealer
Alan Bowlas Man with Table
Dani Marks Lady in Market
Robert Bettinson Youth in Market
Jonathan Oliver-Watts Youth in Market
Vince Miller Man in Market
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
Production team
Douglas Argent Producer
Ian Rawnsley Production Designer

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