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.

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Series 2, Episode 1

Early Doors. Image shows from L to R: Ken (John Henshaw), Phil (James Quinn), Nige (Peter Wight). Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment
Forged bank notes are being past over The Grapes counter but who is the culprit? Luckily Phil and Nige are on the case.

Broadcast details

Monday 13th September 2004
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 24th February 2009 9:30pm BBC4
Tuesday 8th September 2009 11:30pm BBC4
Tuesday 15th March 2011 11:15pm Gold
Sunday 5th June 2011 11:00pm Gold
Monday 6th June 2011 1:40am Gold
Tuesday 12th June 2012 11:00pm Gold
Wednesday 13th June 2012 1:30am Gold
Friday 10th August 2012 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 11th August 2012 1:35am Gold
Tuesday 13th November 2012 11:50pm Gold
Wednesday 14th November 2012 2:25am Gold
Friday 21st December 2012 1:50am Gold
Friday 27th September 2013 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 28th September 2013 1:30am Gold
Wednesday 19th March 2014 11:55pm Gold
Thursday 20th March 2014 2:25am Gold
Friday 23rd May 2014 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th May 2014 2:00am Gold
Sunday 5th October 2014 10:20pm Gold
Monday 6th October 2014 2:15am Gold
Monday 1st December 2014 11:50pm Gold
Tuesday 27th January 2015 3:30am Gold
Thursday 21st May 2015 10:15pm Gold
Friday 22nd May 2015 1:55am Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 11:10pm Gold
Wednesday 24th February 2016 2:45am Gold
Wednesday 26th October 2016 12:40am Gold
Tuesday 15th November 2016 1:55am Gold
Friday 25th November 2016 12:25am Gold
Saturday 10th December 2016 12:30am Gold
Saturday 28th January 2023 10:55pm BBC4

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
Susan Cookson Tanya
Joan Kempson Winnie
Lisa Millett Debbie
Lee Ingleby Dean
Writing team
Craig Cash Writer
Phil Mealey Writer
Production team
Craig Cash Director
Lucy Ansbro Producer
John Rushton Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Phil McIntyre Executive Producer
Tony Cranstoun Editor
Sally Reynolds Production Designer
Lynne Gibson Costume Designer
Daf Hobson Director of Photography
Clare Golds Make-up Designer
Mel Nortcliffe 1st Assistant Director

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