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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Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 3

It's quiz night down at The Grapes and Eddie reveals his specialist subject. Tanya lays on her charms for Ken and he lays on some sandwiches for the regulars. The Quizmasters word is final.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th September 2004
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 24th March 2009 9:00pm BBC4
Tuesday 22nd September 2009 11:30pm BBC4
Tuesday 22nd March 2011 11:15pm Gold
Sunday 12th June 2011 11:00pm Gold
Monday 13th June 2011 1:40am Gold
Thursday 14th June 2012 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 12th August 2012 1:00am Gold
Thursday 15th November 2012 11:40pm Gold
Friday 16th November 2012 2:30am Gold
Friday 7th December 2012 2:15am Gold
Friday 4th October 2013 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 5th October 2013 2:00am Gold
Wednesday 26th March 2014 11:50pm Gold
Thursday 27th March 2014 1:40am Gold
Friday 30th May 2014 10:50pm Gold
Saturday 31st May 2014 1:50am Gold
Sunday 19th October 2014 10:25pm Gold
Monday 20th October 2014 2:20am Gold
Thursday 4th December 2014 12:20am Gold
Friday 9th January 2015 1:30am Gold
Thursday 11th June 2015 10:20pm Gold
Friday 12th June 2015 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 8th March 2016 11:15pm Gold
Wednesday 9th March 2016 3:30am Gold
Friday 28th October 2016 1:05am Gold
Thursday 17th November 2016 1:50am Gold
Saturday 26th November 2016 12:10am Gold
Saturday 17th December 2016 1:30am Gold
Saturday 4th February 2023 10:30pm 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
Susan McArdle Nicola
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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