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Two Doors Down to return for Christmas special

BBC Two has revealed that Two Doors Down will return for a surprise Christmas special, ahead of a fifth series arriving on the channel in 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd October 2020

Two Doors Down to return for Series 5

BBC Scotland's hit sitcom Two Doors Down is to return to BBC Two for a fifth series.

British Comedy Guide, 1st June 2020

Jamie Quinn on always being known as Fergie the Ned

Jamie Quinn says he could win a BAFTA or an Oscar and still always be remembered for his exploits with Jack and Victor in Craiglang.

Steve Hendry, Daily Record, 13th January 2019

New neighbours join Two Doors Down Series 4 as regular characters

The BBC has confirmed that the characters Alan and Michelle - played by Graeme Stevely and Joy McAvoy - will appear as regulars in Series 4 of Two Doors Down. The sitcom is currently being filmed, for broadcast in early 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 6th October 2018

Two Doors Down Series 4 confirmed

BBC Two sitcom Two Doors Down is to return for a fourth series. Six more episodes are due to begin filming shortly.

British Comedy Guide, 19th September 2018

Two Doors Down: Doon Mackichan steals the show

Doon Mackichan steals the show in this Burns Night horror.

Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 29th January 2018

Two Doors Down is fun with a strong cast

Two Doors Down (BBC Two) originally arrived on New Year's Eve 2013 as a one-hour, one-off comedy about a Hogmanay gathering gone wrong. It returned for a third series last night with an episode about another Scottish institution, Burns Night, complete with haggis, tatties and malt whisky, and proceeded to lacerate it for the next half hour.

Chris Harvey, The Telegraph, 29th January 2018

Two Doors Down to return with cast changes

Ahead of a third series in 2018, BBC sitcom Two Doors Down is to return for a Christmas special. Sharon Rooney and Harki Bhambra are leaving the show, but Kieran Hodgson joins the cast.

British Comedy Guide, 19th October 2017

Two Doors Down gets a second series

BBC Two sitcom Two Doors Down is to return for a second series. The programme has been recommissioned whilst Series 1 is still on air.

British Comedy Guide, 21st April 2016

Two Doors Down reunites us with Eric and Beth (Alex Norton and Arabella Weir) a middle-aged Glaswegian couple who are part of a close-knit neighbourhood. From the opening instalment I got the impression that each episode of the series will be based around one crisis or another that the neighbours have with the rest of the street getting involved in the process. This time it was Eric's late night hunt for oven chips that led to Beth's freezer being left open overnight and completely ruining all the food that was in it. This prompts Beth to invite friends and family around to sample a buffet that includes everything from vegetable pakoras to apple pie. Drafted into help in the kitchen is Cathy (Doon Mackichan), Beth's neighbour who can't help but pass comment on how big her freezer is in comparison to her friend's and how it pains to even help put stuff in the oven. The other story running throughout this first episode is that of Eric and Beth's son Ian (Jamie Quinn) who is about to move in with his boyfriend Jaz (Harki Bhambra) but isn't keen to tell his parents just yet. Whilst Two Doors Down wasn't laugh-out-loud funny what I enjoyed about the show was the way in which you identified with at least one of the characters. I feel most people know an Eric or a Beth or a Cathy and therefore it's not a hard task to imagine these people living on your street. The central gag of the freezer breaking down is an equally realistic conceit and the scene in which Beth and Cathy were trying to work out what went in the oven and what temperature was very funny indeed. I feel that the sitcom's creator Simon Carlyle has a very good ear for everyday dialogue and that's true of both Two Doors Down and his work on Boy Meets Girl. The cast are equally on form with Norton, Weir and Mackichan the highlights of a strong ensemble who were all trying their best to make the show work. My only criticism of Two Doors Down at this early stage is that the supporting characters don't feel as well-realised as the main cast which is true of Ian and Jaz as well as Sharon Rooney's Sophie who doesn't get to do much at all. Overall I would say that Two Doors Down is a promising and likeable sitcom that contains believable characters and situations which is something I couldn't say a lot of other contemporary comedies.

Matt, The Custard TV, 2nd April 2016

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