Three Up, Two Down. Image shows from L to R: Angie Tyler (Lysette Anthony), Nick Tyler (Ray Burdis), Sam Tyler (Michael Elphick), Daphne Trenchard (Angela Thorne). Copyright: BBC.

Three Up, Two Down

BBC One sitcom about family relations. 25 episodes (4 series), 1985 - 1989. Stars Angela Thorne, Michael Elphick, Lysette Anthony, Ray Burdis and others.

Three Up, Two Down. Image shows from L to R: Sam Tyler (Michael Elphick), Daphne Trenchard (Angela Thorne), Angie Tyler (Lysette Anthony), Nick Tyler (Ray Burdis). Copyright: BBC.

Three Up, Two Down

Sitcom about in-laws forced to share a flat below their children, who have just become the proud parents of a baby boy

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1985 - 1989
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
25   (4 series)
Starring
Angela Thorne, Michael Elphick, Lysette Anthony, Ray Burdis, John Grillo and Neil Stacy
Writer
Richard Ommanney
Directors
Mandie Fletcher and John B Hobbs
Producers
David Askey and John B Hobbs

When Angie and Nick Tyler have a baby they decide to rent out their basement to help pay the bills.

Nick's father Sam, a stubborn Londoner with a taxidermy hobby, and Angie's mum Daphne, a snobby Cheltenham woman, both want the flat. The only solution is to share, so with some reluctance the widowed grandparents both move in.

Despite the initial clashes between personalities romance soon blossoms between the old couple.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 15th April 1985 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 18th June 1989 on BBC One at 7:15pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 2:00pm on BBC2

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