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Phoenix Nights (2001)
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Phoenix Nights (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights is a British sitcom about The Phoenix Club, a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester. The show was written by Neil Fitzmaurice, Peter Kay and Dave Spikey, produced by Goodnight Vienna Productions and Ovation Entertainments, and was broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK. All the music was written by Toni Baker and Peter Kay. Additional material was provided by Paddy McGuinness. Two series have been produced, which were first transmitted in 2001 and 2002. The show is a spin-off from the spoof documentary series That Peter Kay Thing, and in turn gave rise to the spin-off Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere. It won the People's Choice Award at the British Comedy Awards 2002, and was nominated for several others. Kay is also its star, in multiple roles, and directed the second series. In September 2006, Kay revealed on BBC Radio 1 that a third series of Phoenix Nights has been written, but it is unknown when the series will be filmed. On 8 May 2007, another announcement by Kay was made promising another series will be made. However Dave Spikey, in interviews with The Sentinel and the Croydon Guardian in late-2009, claimed that neither he nor fellow co-writer Neil Fitzmaurice were aware of any plans to bring back the series.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, ambition, boss and employee, workplace, workplace situations, disability, workplace problem, bar, british humour, friends, partners, singer, blind ambition, staff, owner, nightclub, singing, club, beer, wheelchair
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: northern england, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sitcom, realistic, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, british humour, working class, disorder, family relations and friendship mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Phoenix Nights: Early Doors (2003), Open All Hours (1976), The Likely Lads (1964), Twenty Twelve (2011), Still Open All Hours (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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