A collection of props from Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’ are due to go up for auction.
The classic comedy ran from 2001 to 2002 with the 50-year-old in multiple roles - including working men's club owner Brian Potter - and followed the staff and punters at the venue.
Now, a vast selection of props are to be auctioned off from tomorrow (31.01.24).
In the 27 lots, which have attracted plenty of attention from enthusiasts of the programme across the country, fans will get the chance to get their hands on some of the most iconic objects from the show, including a collection of ashtrays and beer mats that boss Brian attempted to sell as mementos of a fire at the club, and a six-foot sign encouraging drivers to “turn right and pull off into paradise”, which is expected to come to around £300 when bidding begins.
A set of the original construction drawings and stage plans for the programme will also go up for action, as well as a beach-themed photo cut-out board from the spin-off show ‘Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere’, which is anticipated to reach between £200 and £300.
A variety of posters, metal plaques, banners and decorative ornaments will also be up for grabs.
The items were given to Leyland action house Warren and Wignall after a man discovered the props while he was clearing out a storage unit.
In 2022, the action house sold a sign from ‘Phoenix Nights’ for £3,000.
Although fans have been calling for a return for years, the only comebacks have been 2005's spoof fitness DVD 'Max Paddy's The Power of Two' and 2015 Comic Relief fundraiser 'Phoenix Nights Live'.
However, a few years ago Kay suggested there's still hope for the future.
He teased fans at Manchester's O2 Apollo: "I loved making 'Max And Paddy' - it was one of the best times we ever had filming and we had such a good laugh.
"We actually wrote two Christmas specials, then we never made them, so you never know..."