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 4

The future of The Grapes is uncertain as Ken the landlord is ready to throw the towel in. Tanya however has different plans for him and romance is high on her agenda. A police informant spurs Phil and Nige into some drastic action.

Broadcast details

Monday 4th October 2004
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 31st March 2009 9:00pm BBC4
Tuesday 29th September 2009 11:20pm BBC4
Sunday 19th June 2011 12:00am Gold
Sunday 19th June 2011 1:40am Gold
Friday 15th June 2012 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 16th June 2012 1:35am Gold
Sunday 12th August 2012 1:40am Gold
Friday 16th November 2012 11:55pm Gold
Saturday 5th October 2013 12:20am Gold
Saturday 5th October 2013 2:30am Gold
Thursday 27th March 2014 11:50pm Gold
Friday 28th March 2014 2:10am Gold
Friday 30th May 2014 11:30pm Gold
Saturday 31st May 2014 2:20am Gold
Monday 27th October 2014 2:15am Gold
Sunday 2nd November 2014 10:20pm Gold
Friday 5th December 2014 12:00am Gold
Friday 5th December 2014 1:55am Gold
Thursday 25th June 2015 10:15pm Gold
Friday 26th June 2015 2:15am Gold
Tuesday 15th March 2016 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 16th March 2016 2:50am Gold
Tuesday 1st November 2016 12:35am Gold
Friday 18th November 2016 1:35am Gold
Saturday 26th November 2016 12:50am Gold
Saturday 17th December 2016 2:10am Gold
Saturday 4th February 2023 11:00pm 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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