Early Doors series 3...?

Early Doors. Image shows from L to R: Duffy (Phil Mealey), Joe (Craig Cash). Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

Early Doors

Sitcom set in a small Manchester pub created by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey. Joe and Duffy pass the time with landlord Ken and the other pub regulars

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EarlyDoor

  • Monday 9th June 2008, 3:52pm [Edited]
  • The beautiful Brabant provence, Netherlands
  • 13 posts

:) I've been looking for the latest updates on a possible 3rd series of Early Doors.

See comments:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366010/board/nest/52614940?p=1

http://www.thewrestlingchannel.tv/forum/showthread.php?t=32601&page=2

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=272712&page=2

A lot of different and old comments, does anybody have the latest on this?

I read somewhere Craig Cash did have a 3rd series in mind.
He's probably filming "sunshine" with Caroline Aherne now, maybe around Christmas...

I hope someone has some fresh news about this. Otherwise we have to start a petition to get a 3rd (and 4th) series on the air :D

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 11th June 2008, 9:07pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,517 posts

I guess that no one else has any thoughts on this.

So for what it's worth, I personally wouldn't get my hopes up. It's been 4 years since series two, and although longer absences have been known, I would think that the cast and crew have decided to move on by now. Revel in the splendour of the 12 episodes you already know and love, rather than long for another 6 which might not be up to par. :)

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Mark

  • Saturday 27th December 2008, 10:00pm [Edited]
  • Hampshire, England
  • 2,677 posts

No news of a third series yet, but from the 13th Jan BBC Four will begin repeating Early Doors*... these new repeats, along with the very well received Sunshine and The Royle Family, should hopefully help head things towards another series being commissioned?

(* Rather randomly its going to be paired with repeats of the 1990s airport sitcom The High Life.)

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Aaron

  • Sunday 28th December 2008, 12:58am [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,517 posts

Wow. That must be being re-released then!

Ooh, yes, indeed it is. February 23rd 2009.

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Ned1984

  • Sunday 28th December 2008, 2:04am
  • Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • 1,171 posts

Early Doors repeated, brilliant, I loved that.

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Johnsy

  • Friday 2nd January 2009, 5:29pm [Edited]
  • Leicester, UK, England
  • 28 posts

Both series' are a fiver in HMV.

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Jack Massey

  • Tuesday 13th January 2009, 11:33pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Series star John Henshaw lives round my way and my brother saw him in the pub yesterday. Instead of leaving him alone, he walked up to him and shouted 'To the Regiment' Anyway, apparently John is a really nice man. A great actor also.

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 14th January 2009, 12:28am
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

He asked him whether there will be a third series and Henshaw very much doubts it.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 28th March 2011, 9:55am [Edited]
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,492 posts

I know this is an old post but how did I manage to miss the original series of Early doors?

I spotted it last week on BBC Four (I think) and watched it for the first time. I immediately set up to record the series.

Oh such great gags and lines in it. A Good old fashioned sitcom where great laughter and pathos go hand in hand.

When they paid for whatsits phone bill by doing football cards was genuinely touching.

And the quiz night with the coppers cheating was very funny - with the question 'What is the capital of Chile - is it Con Carne'

This show deserved prime time.

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Lee Henman

  • Monday 28th March 2011, 11:42am [Edited]
  • England
  • 5,183 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ March 28 2011, 9:55 AM BST

I know this is an old post but how did I manage to miss the original series of Early doors?

I spotted it last week on BBC Four (I think) and watched it for the first time. I immediately set up to record the series.

Oh such great gags and lines in it. A Good old fashioned sitcom where great laughter and pathos go hand in hand.

When they paid for whatsits phone bill by doing football cards was genuinely touching.

And the quiz night with the coppers cheating was very funny - with the question 'What is the capital of Chile - is it Con Carne'

This show deserved prime time.


One of my favourite comedies ever and criminally-overlooked.

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Joey Moose

  • Tuesday 29th March 2011, 2:41am
  • Deepest, Darkest Midlands, England
  • 259 posts

Fantastic show. Definitely deserves a third series.

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TopBanana

  • Wednesday 30th March 2011, 1:51pm
  • England
  • 2,311 posts

I loved it at the time, but when I've watched the repeats I've not been that entertained. It seems (to me) it is a 'one viewing' type show.

Still head and shoulders above most other stuff about.

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uncle mort

  • Sunday 28th August 2011, 7:37pm [Edited]
  • london, England
  • 41 posts

There was talk of a third series, but sadly it looks like it's not going to happen. I always hoped that the character of 'Jim Royle' could make a short appearance - he's so tight he'd probably get a pint out of old Tommy!