Phoenix Nights (2001–2002)

TV Series  -  Comedy
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 2,825 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 1 critic

The Phoenix Club is a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 22 Mar 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Sep 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Phoenix Nights" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Phoenix Nights (2001–2002)

Phoenix Nights (2001–2002) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Phoenix Nights.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2002   2001  
5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Royle Family (TV Series 1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Peter Kay
Stars: Peter Kay, Gordon Isaacs, Karl Lucas
That Peter Kay Thing (TV Series 2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 »

Stars: Peter Kay, Andrew Sachs, Steve Edge
Early Doors (TV Series 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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 »

Stars: John Henshaw, Rita May, Mark Benton
Porridge (1974–1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall
Two Minutes (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Jonny Campbell
Stars: Pearce Quigley, Peter Kay, Matthew Dunster
Bottom (1991–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Peter Kay
Stars: Peter Kay, Gordon Isaacs
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Peter Kay
Stars: Peter Kay, Karl Lucas, Judith Alexander
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Hopeless doormen Max and Paddy leave clubland and embark on a series of wild and exciting adventures in their prized motorhome, "Easy Rider" style.

Stars: Peter Kay, Paddy McGuinness, Lisa Hammond
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Peter Kay ...
 Brian Potter / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dave Spikey ...
 Jerry 'St. Clair' Dignan / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Justin Moorhouse ...
 Young Kenny (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Paddy McGuinness ...
 Paddy (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
...
 Kenny Senior (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Janice Connolly ...
 Holy Mary (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Neil Fitzmaurice ...
 Ray Von (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Toby Foster ...
 Les (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Steve Edge ...
 Alan (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ted Robbins ...
 Den Perry (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Beatrice Kelley ...
 Marion (6 episodes, 2001)
Enid Dunn ...
 Joyce (6 episodes, 2002)
Daniel Kitson ...
 Spencer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Julian Sua ...
 Ant (5 episodes, 2002)
Wai Kee Chan ...
 Dec (5 episodes, 2002)
Edit

Storyline

The Phoenix Club is a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[Max is almost run over leaving a French Supermarket with a trolley full of alcohol]
Max: Hey. Le Beer. Le Dickhead. Watch it son.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Channel 4's 30 Greatest Comedy Shows (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

hilarious comedy based in the North West of England
27 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This comedy, which ran for two series, was co-written by and starred (in several roles), Bolton comic Peter Kay, who has his finger perfectly on the breathing pulse of North West England (speaking as someone the same age as Kay who comes from a part of the NW not a million miles from Bolton). Phoenix Nights was set in a lousy Northern club with 'entertainment', bingo, and droll staff, just the kind of club that existed in the 1970s and 1980s.

Brian Potter, owner and sometime licensee, is wheelchair bound and sarcastic, with his wingeing voice and blustering manner. Played by Kay he is a great creation. The main target for Brian's verbal attacks is Jerry 'St Clair' (Dave Spikey) who acts as compère and - at times - terrible entertainer. Doormen Max (Kay again) and Paddy (Patrick McGuinness) went on to have their own spin-off series.

Alongside the long-running feud between Potter and Den Perry (Ted Robbins), the high points of Phoenix Nights includes the variety 'auditions' which ended each episode (who could forget the doves which flew into the air condition fans, or the ping pong lady?). The audience at the Phoenix were real-life Bolton residents, and their reactions are absolutely genuine.

I have two favourite episodes - the one with the outdoor entertainment ('Sammy the Snake' (!), and the Children's Activity Hut, formerly the Gents loo); and the Stars in Their Eyes episode (with the jam-jar glassed club worker as Gary Glitter, and Jerry and Brian as Elton John and George Michael).

It ended far too soon but the two series that were made are the stuff that makes classic comedy.


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the best lines in phoenix nights sharksandwitch
Why do Daniel Kitson and Peter Kay hate each other unleash_the_lambchop
Bring Phoenix Nights to the USA!!!!!! Bobbymak880
3 series scripts written! mushy-williams
PHOENIX NIGHTS Vs THE OFFICE m-p-williams
a question about a minor character? spugduffy1
Discuss Phoenix Nights (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?