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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.

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Series 8, Episode 5 - They Decide Up There What Goes On Down Here

The newly-engaged Sandra is promoted to Vet's assistant and two new kennel-maids start work. But Sandra's first day in her new role is curtailed when she is rushed to hospital.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 21st October 1977
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Elizabeth Estensen Carol Boswell
Mollie Sugden Thelma Hutchinson
Michael Angelis Lucian
Ray Dunbobbin (as Ray Dundobbin) Mr Boswell
Jack Le White Grandad
Carmel McSharry Mrs Boswell
Tom Chadbon Derek Paynton
William Moore Mr Hutchinson
Guest cast
Christopher Coll First Doctor
Alan Erasmus Second Doctor
Julie Walters Girl in Surgery
Heather Bell Lady with Cat
Beryl Nesbitt Lady with Dog
Arthur Spreckley First Gateman
Margot Field Lady with Canary
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
Production team
Roger Race Producer
Antony Thorpe Production Designer

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