Tells the stories of keeping a working man's club open, an under achieving bingo worker, a turf war between two ice cream men, a look behind the scenes at the MEN Arena, meet Britain's ... See full summary »
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The show centres on pub landlord Ken (John Henshaw), especially his preoccupation with his daughter Melanie (Christine Bottomley), and his nervous relationship with barmaid Tanya (Susan ... See full summary »
Cat Deely hosts the epic 'live' final of Britain's Got the Pop Factor, where musical acts R Wayne, 2 Up 2 Down and Geraldine battle it out for their own record deal and an automatic entry ... See full summary »
The characters from Phoenix Nights first appeared in the pilot episode of That Peter Kay Thing (2000), however the club in that episode was called the Neptune Club, which burnt down at the end of the episode. When Peter Kay was approached to come up with an idea for a sitcom, he brought the characters back feeling that he could expand them and give them more depth and he also gave them a new club. See more »
[a group of students are causing trouble in the club]
Right you lot out. Before I knock you out. Sling it go on, you aren't welcome. All of you leave.
I'm not going till I get a refund.
Did you here that Kenny? You best make him a bed up.
I want my money back.
I want to moonwalk son, but life's a shithouse. Out.
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At the end of each episode, the characters are auditioning real club acts to perform at their fictitious club. The acts are honestly as bad as they are depicted. See more »
Well not if Peter Kay keeps treating us to this little lovely. Phoenix Nights is one of those rare comedies. Rare as in its actually funny (see Ed Stone is dead'. Which is so unfunny its basically the Anti-Phoenix').
Anyone who has grown up in the north will instantly recognise virtually everything that happens in the Phoenix. The theme nights, the cheesy compere, the ugly regulars who sit there all day on a pint of mild. Its all there. Which is one of peter kays strengths. Brilliant observation in all of his work.
The writing is incredibly strong and the performances are first rate. The comedy set pieces in each episode will have you in tears (The Stannah Stairlift Seduction' and the Erotic Bouncy castle' are standouts).
Season 1 and 2 are, in my opinion, equally as good as each other. And, although it isn't really fair to judge the two together, I actually prefer the Phoenix to The Office. Judged purely on laugh out loud moments Peter Kays superb series just edges it for me.
I didn't think it could get any funnier. Then I watched the DVD with the directors commentary .
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