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

Early Doors

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2003 - 2004
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

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. Also features John Henshaw, Rita May, Christine Bottomley, Rodney Litchfield, Mark Benton and more.

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

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune is 'Small World' by Scottish singer-songwriter Roddy Frame. It is available on his album Surf (track three)

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 12th May 2003 at 9:30pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

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