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 - 2023
  • 47 episodes (7 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.

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Series 1, Episode 4

Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Cathy (Doon Mackichan), Beth (Arabella Weir), Christine (Elaine C. Smith). Copyright: BBC
It's Eric's birthday tomorrow and all he wants is a bit of peace and quiet. But as everyone descends on the Bairds' house the lack of calm is the least of his worries.

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All Eric wants for his birthday is peace and quiet. Which is unlikely, given the neighbours he's got.

Eric Baird is a man who doesn't ask for much. He's not interested in fuss and nonsense, presents or parties. It's his birthday tomorrow and all he wants is a little time to himself - but it's a case of 'wants don't get' for poor Eric.

Cathy and Colin pop in early to say goodbye, ahead of their sailing trip, but they're acting very suspiciously. Then Christine and Sophie turn up in their best mourning clothes after being at a funeral, full of chat about the buffet on offer.

Ian and Jaz have completely forgotten it's Eric's birthday - not that he's in the slightest bit bothered. However, Beth's gift brings embarrassment to the Bairds when an old family photo is dragged out of the loft, exposing the birthday boy in all his glory.

Finally, Sophie has some news to tell Christine - if she can just get a word in.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 22nd April 2016
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 26th April 2018 10:40pm Gold
Friday 27th April 2018 2:40am Gold
Tuesday 8th January 2019 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 8th January 2019 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 11th June 2019 2:30am Gold
Wednesday 12th June 2019 12:20am Gold
Friday 14th June 2019 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Tuesday 18th June 2019 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 31st August 2019 2:10am Gold
Thursday 12th September 2019 3:20am Gold
Thursday 12th December 2019 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 14th December 2019 9:30pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

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
Carole Anders Hospital Receptionist
Tamara Kennedy Continuity Announcer (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

Video

Eric's birthday present

Cathy & Colin bring Eric an early birthday present but it doesn't go down too well.

Featuring: Doon Mackichan (Cathy), Alex Norton (Eric) & Jonathan Watson (Colin).

Press

Characters from last year's festive Scottish comedy are reborn into a generally funny sitcom. The premises can be pretty thin - tonight's is that evergreen plot standby "man wanting peace and quiet is constantly interrupted" - and the characters often feel as if they have moved north from Gavin and Stacey. Still, there's some good caustic humour, not least when Eric reveals he's given up drinking. His neighbour Cathy is incredulous: "Not even a beer in the morning?"

John Robinson, The Guardian, 22nd April 2016

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