British Comedy Guide

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

Two Doors Down

BBC Two and BBC One sitcom about a disparate group of neighbours. 20 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2013 - 2018. Stars Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson and others.

Series 1, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold today at 10:40pm.

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

Two Doors Down

Comedy focused on Latimer Crescent residents Eric and Beth Baird, plus their neighbours and immediate family

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013 - 2018
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
20   (1 pilot + 3 series)
Starring
Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson, Elaine C. Smith, Jamie Quinn, Kieran Hodgson, Sharon Rooney and others
Writers
Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp
Directors
Simon Hynd and Sasha Ransome
Producers
Catherine Gosling Fuller, Margot Gavan Duffy, Steven Canny, Ewan Angus, Myfanwy Moore and Chris Sussman

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.

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