Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Beth (Arabella Weir), Eric (Alex Norton). Copyright: BBC
Two Doors Down

Two Doors Down

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 2013 - 2020
  • 27 episodes (4 series)

Comedy focused on Latimer Crescent residents Eric and Beth Baird, plus their neighbours and immediate family. Stars Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson, Elaine C. Smith and more.

Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Alan (Graeme Stevely), Michelle (Joy McAvoy), Gordon (Kieran Hodgson), Ian (Jamie Quinn), Beth (Arabella Weir), Eric (Alex Norton), Cathy (Doon Mackichan), Colin (Jonathan Watson), Christine (Elaine C. Smith). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013 - 2020
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
27 (1 pilot + 4 series)
Stars
Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson, Elaine C. Smith, Jamie Quinn, Kieran Hodgson, Joy McAvoy and more
Writers
Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp
Directors
Simon Hynd, Sasha Ransome and Mark Ash
Producers
Catherine Gosling Fuller, Margot Gavan Duffy, Steven Canny, Ewan Angus, Myfanwy Moore, Chris Sussman, Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharp and Angela Murray
Companies

Comedy centred around a couple and their insufferable neighbours.

Latimer Crescent residents Eric and Beth Baird are friendly, warm, and perhaps a little too polite for their own good. They're more than happy to welcome son Ian and his boyfriend into their home; but neighbours Cathy, Colin and Christine regularly make their presence felt in a far more forceful manner.

Christine is a moaner, hypochondriac and freeloading single mother who's kept now-adult daughter Sophie on a short-lead of guilt trips for many years. The thoroughly pleasant Sophie finds her mother intensely embarrassing but gradually finds her own voice - and not without Beth's help.

Cathy, however, is right at the other end of the scale. Prone to flying off the handle and with a very middle-class heavy drinking problem, she's completely unaware of her bossiness and imposition upon others. She's a snob through and through, coupled with a sense of high-and-mighty entitlement. Husband Colin is not an awful lot better, but certainly not as brash or imposing as his wife.

Stuck between the three houses, Eric and Beth struggle to hold things together, trying not to upset the delicate peace that (just about) holds between the disparate groups. If war broke out, these people could make their lives a whole lot more hellish.

These are the trials and tribulations of living on a suburban street with people you'd often much rather do without.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune for the series is SOB by Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 31st December 2013 at 9pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Monday 28th December 2020 at 9pm on BBC Two
Next repeats
  1. Christmas Special: Saturday 18th December at 10pm on BBC Scotland
  2. Christmas Special: Sunday 19th December at 10:45pm on BBC2
  3. Christmas Special: Wednesday 22nd December at 10pm on BBC Scotland
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