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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.


Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

Ken is forced to downsize the transport for the Big Boy's Beano, they'll be going in a taxi soon.

Further details

Phil and Nige stare death in the face, Melanie finds her real father and Liam gets a lesson in music and romance from Joe and Duffy. It won't stop him getting on the wrong side of Melanie. Has Jean managed to talk herself out of a holiday?

Broadcast details

Monday 26th May 2003
30 minutes

Cast & crew

John Henshaw Ken
Craig Cash Joe
Phil Mealey Duffy
Rita May Jean
Christine Bottomley Melanie
Rodney Litchfield Tommy
Mark Benton Eddie
Lorraine Cheshire Joan
James Quinn Phil
Peter Wight Nige
James McAvoy Liam
Maxine Peake Janice
Writing team
Craig Cash Writer
Phil Mealey Writer
Production team
Adrian Shergold Director
Lucy Ansbro Producer
John Rushton Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Phil McIntyre Executive Producer
Tony Cranstoun Editor
David Roger Production Designer

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