Peter Kay Reveals That A Third Series Of Phoenix Nights Has Been Written

It's been 15 years since the second series ended

Comedian Peter Kay has revealed that he's been sitting on a third series of Phoenix Nights for over 15 years, and could look to bring it back to our screens in the near future.

Perhaps Britain's most underrated TV comedy series, Phoenix Nights centred around the trials and tribulations of a working mens club in Bolton and its opportunistic patrons. Its second series finished in 2002, and since then there's been no word of a return.

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But speaking to the BBC, Kay said: "I love Phoenix Nights and I would love to go back. I've got a lot of ideas about Phoenix Nights."

"In fact," he continued. "There's a whole series three been written for about 15 years, but so many things get in the way in life, like touring, and being a father."

Kay also defended his decision to halt the series all those years ago.

"You need good ideas - that's the problem," he added.

"You need good strong stories. A lot of series tend to go on for one series too many, especially with comedies, and I think people say 'ooh, it's gone off that'.

"If you're struggling and you just get a sense when you're writing that you might be running out of ideas, that's when I think you should walk away."