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 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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14 January 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights See more »

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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 »


[receiving a prank telephone call]
Brian Potter: Sick. Animals. Laughing at death, half past three in the bloody morning.
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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 »


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 nickthegunSee 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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