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Phoenix Nights 

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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Series cast summary:
Peter Kay ...  Brian Potter / ... 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Dave Spikey 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
Archie Kelly Archie Kelly ...  Kenny Senior 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Janice Connolly Janice Connolly ...  Holy Mary 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Neil Fitzmaurice Neil Fitzmaurice ...  Ray Von 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Toby Foster Toby Foster ...  Les 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Steve Edge ...  Alan 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Ted Robbins Ted Robbins ...  Den Perry 8 episodes, 2001-2002
Beatrice Kelley Beatrice Kelley ...  Marion 6 episodes, 2001
Enid Dunn Enid Dunn ...  Joyce 6 episodes, 2002
Daniel Kitson Daniel Kitson ...  Spencer 5 episodes, 2001-2002
Julian Sua Julian Sua ...  Ant 5 episodes, 2002
Wai Kee Chan Wai Kee Chan ...  Dec 5 episodes, 2002


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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Release Date:

14 January 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights See more »

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(12 episodes)

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Did You Know?


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 »


Brian Potter: [finding the dead body of the Captain] Put him in the Pennine Suite.
Jerry St Clair: Why?
Brian Potter: Why? Because in here's murder. Next door's natural causes.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

On the Series Two home video, In Episode One where Brian is looking through his address book, all the phone numbers in the book are blurred out, But when this Episode is shown on TV they are not. See more »


Referenced in Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.4 (2004) See more »

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garlic bread IS the future =)
19 July 2004 | by asio-1See all my reviews

Peter Kay / Dave Spikey are stand up comedians, very funny ones @ that along with Neil (shabba!) fitzpatrick, hopefully they are getting the reorganization for their work now. They draw a lot of comedy from real life things, which is why things like PN is so funny. (Fawty Towers, is another good example of such a thing).

I have a friend from up north (near Bolton) was shocked I knew about such working man clubs. Thing is, if your Irish, or of Irish origins, like me and used to go Irish clubs with parents, its really the same thing, and you can relate.

This show and the stand up comedy DVD's Peter / Dave have done, will have you laughing esp. the "bolton halls - mum needs a bungalow" one. They were clever in making the series as there is SO much scope with it, and hopefully more series will follow.

If you are a Brit abroad, or have watched a lot of UK TV, you would relate to many things , such as Jim "the" Bowen (super/smashing/great) being featured in it. Maybe other people would miss some of the jokes, but there is jokes in there everyone would get.

Some jokes are very subtle, and it's one you'd have to re-watch. Which is good, Naked gun, Aeroplane etc are the same in that respect. I think its like comedy I've watched from oversea's such as kids in the hall, red & green show etc. Although some of the jokes are localised, there are things in there to make you laugh.

If you like comedy which is based on real life , you'll like this. The cast is good, except the one who was the youth club dj.. he slated the show later after winning an award.. I don't find him as funny as a stand up comedian anyway, just thought it was a bit snipey TBH


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