The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester.
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 Brian Potter / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dave Spikey ...
 Jerry 'St. Clair' Dignan / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Young Kenny (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Paddy McGuinness ...
 Paddy (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Archie Kelly ...
 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)
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The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester.

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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 »

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[a group of students are causing trouble in the club]
Brian Potter: Right you lot out. Before I knock you out. Sling it go on, you aren't welcome. All of you leave.
Stu: I'm not going till I get a refund.
Brian Potter: Did you here that Kenny? You best make him a bed up.
Stu: I want my money back.
Brian Potter: I want to moonwalk son, but life's a shithouse. Out.
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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 »

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Referenced in Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (2005) See more »

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Shame i cant vote. I'd give it 11/10
20 February 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Clubland will never die.

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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