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. 26 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 2013 - 2019. Stars Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson and others.

Another series is in development.

Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Eric (Alex Norton), Colin (Jonathan Watson), Christine (Elaine C. Smith). Copyright: BBC.

Series 1, Episode 3

There's tennis trouble in store for Eric and Colin - and they haven't a sporting chance against Christine.

Further details

Beth and Cathy head over to Ian and Jaz's flat to celebrate the boys moving in together. With their wives away for the evening, Eric and Colin make a night of it watching Andy Murray's US Open tennis match on TV. However, the international time delay means the men have time to spare, so they set up the swingball to pass the hours. Trouble is, Christine ends up being much more involved than they'd like.

Ian and Jaz's plans for a quiet celebratory drink are dashed by Cathy's over-exuberant dancing which upsets the boys' downstairs neighbour, a mother of a newborn baby. An intoxicated and infuriated Cathy takes issue with the neighbours' polite request to keep the noise down, much to Beth's horror.

The night ends in typically disastrous fashion with lost house keys, concussion and curry stains on the carpet.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th April 2016
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Arabella Weir Beth
Alex Norton Eric
Doon Mackichan Cathy
Jonathan Watson Colin
Elaine C. Smith Christine
Jamie Quinn Ian
Sharon Rooney Sophie
Harki Bhambra Jaz
Guest cast
Alan Orr Mini Cab Driver
Victoria Balnaves Joanne
Paul Birchard Umpire (Voice)
Andrew Castle Tennis Commentator (Voice)
Andrew Cotter Tennis Commentator (Voice)
Writing team
Simon Carlyle Writer
Gregor Sharp Writer
Production team
Simon Hynd Director
Catherine Gosling Fuller Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Myfanwy Moore Executive Producer
Calum Ross Editor
Greg Shaw Production Designer
Nathaniel Rateliff Composer


She's got a baby everyone!

Cathy gives Joanne the full force of her resentment against people who have babies.

Featuring: Doon Mackichan (Cathy), Victoria Balnaves (Joanne).


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