series Hotel, following the trials and tribulations of the Adelphi
Adelphi Hotel shot to fame in 1997 when it became the star of our
TV screen with the first in an ever lasting conveyer belt of docu-soaps.
8 part series documented the trials and trauma of the prestigious
Adelphi hotel; from the indoor barbecue which smoked out the banqueting
hall to the infamous verbal onslaughts between Chef and Deputy Manager
Brian which produced the now famous catch phrase; "Just cook
cast of the Adelphi catapulted to fame
phrase was to turn up on T-shirts, tea towels and even in the charts,
with the release of Alternative Radio's single, Just Cook Will Yer.
The single began life as a joke simply to test out their new sampler
and was given to BBC Radio Merseyside, keen to publicise Liverpool's
new found Adelphi stars. After a huge success locally, the single
was released by an independent record company, and even Eileen Downey,
ferocious hotel manager, was said to be pleased.
was not the only member of staff to be turned into an overnight
star. After the success of the single, Rob Fennah of Alternative
Radio, was keen to launch Chef David Smith, and Deputy Manager Brian
Birchill as a television duo. Fortunately for Ant and Dec, the pair
remained loyal to the Adelphi.
series commanded an impressive 11 million viewers, and even after
being branded the 'real-life' Fawlty Towers, hotel booking increased
by 20%, Basil Fawlty, eat your heart out!