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

Early Doors

BBC Two sitcom set in a pub. 12 episodes (2 series), 2003 - 2004. Stars John Henshaw, Craig Cash, Phil Mealey, Rita May and others.

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2003 - 2004
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
John Henshaw, Craig Cash, Phil Mealey, Rita May, Christine Bottomley, Rodney Litchfield, Mark Benton, Lorraine Cheshire and others
Writers
Craig Cash and Phil Mealey
Directors
Adrian Shergold and Craig Cash
Producers
Lucy Ansbro and John Rushton

Gentle paced comedy series set in a small Manchester public house. Landlord Ken has been left by his wife (for his best friend), but lives with his adopted daughter Melanie and mother Jean. He is assisted at the bar by reliable Tanya.

The regulars in the pub include lazy skiving husbands Joe and Duffy; dense but friendly couple Eddie and Joan; old git Tommy; and useless coppers Phil and Nige.

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Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme tune is 'Small World' by Scottish singer-songwriter Roddy Frame. It is available on his album Surf (track three)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 12th May 2003 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 18th October 2004 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 21st September 2019 at 2:30am on Gold

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