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 2, Episode 1

Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Eric (Alex Norton), Jaz (Harki Bhambra), Cathy (Doon Mackichan), Ian (Jamie Quinn). Copyright: BBC
A very tanned Cathy and Colin have returned from a luxury cruise and seem strangely keen to persuade neighbours Eric and Beth to join them on their next trip. Ian and Jaz meanwhile, have decided to buy a flat together.

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A very tanned Cathy and Colin have returned from a luxury cruise and seem strangely keen to persuade neighbours Eric and Beth to join them on their next trip. There's confusion - until it becomes clear they have the ulterior motive of a cheap deal in their sights.

With Eric and Beth politely declining, the determined couple have another target in mind. Christine, fresh from a PPI refund windfall, wants to crow about her good fortune and Beth is railroaded into holding a celebratory barbecue - the perfect moment for the holiday bargain hunters to pounce.

It's not long before moods turn foul though, along with the weather, and Colin and Cathy take the hump when their plan is rumbled, storming off and taking their barbecue with them.

Cathy has the last laugh when a mishap leaves Christine as charred as the sausages on the grill. Ian and Jaz meanwhile, have decided to buy a flat together.

Broadcast details

Monday 21st November 2016
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 6th November 2017 9:10pm Gold
Thursday 5th April 2018 10:40pm Gold
Tuesday 1st January 2019 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 2nd January 2019 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 3rd January 2019 12:50am Gold
Saturday 19th January 2019 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 20th January 2019 3:15am Gold
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 1:35am Gold
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 23rd May 2019 3:30am Gold
Tuesday 25th June 2019 11:35pm Gold
Wednesday 18th September 2019 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 18th January 2020 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 19th January 2020 1:30am Gold
Sunday 16th February 2020 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 20th February 2020 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 16th September 2020 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Monday 5th October 2020 11:30pm Gold
Sunday 15th November 2020 12:20am Gold
Sunday 15th November 2020 3:20am Gold
Sunday 16th May 2021 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 19th May 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 26th May 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 3rd September 2022 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 16th April 2023 10:30pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

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
Writing team
Simon Carlyle Writer
Gregor Sharp Writer
Production team
Sasha Ransome Director
Catherine Gosling Fuller Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Simon Carlyle Associate Producer
Gregor Sharp Associate Producer
Pete Drinkwater Editor
Greg Shaw Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Carole K. Fraser Costume Designer
Greg Duffield Director of Photography
Jacqui Mallett Make-up Designer
Morris Milne 1st Assistant Director


Anything to drink?

Christine is in fine form!

Featuring: Alex Norton (Eric), Arabella Weir (Beth), Jonathan Watson (Colin) & Elaine C. Smith (Christine).

He's been at the lap dancing

Colin explains that the lap dancing joint he went to was actually quite a classy place.

Featuring: Alex Norton (Eric), Arabella Weir (Beth), Jonathan Watson (Colin), Doon Mackichan (Cathy) & Elaine C. Smith (Christine).


In the first in a new series of the woeful Scottish sitcom, Christine is bowled over when she receives an unexpectedly sizeable PPI payout, so Cathy persuades her that the occasion should be suitably marked with some kind of party. At short notice, Eric and Beth reluctantly throw a barbecue punctuated with some souvenirs from Cathy and Colin's recent cruise around the Med. Every bit as funny as Mrs Brown's Boys (make of that what you will).

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 21st November 2016

Interview: Elaine C. Smith

Elaine C. Smith says sitcom Two Doors Down has saved her love of telly comedy.

Bill Gibb, The Sunday Post, 21st November 2016

Jonathan Watson flexes his muscles in new show

His to-do list included a host of must-do jobs he needs to tackle sooner rather than later, because for the next few weeks he'll be busy preparing for a show that's become essential viewing for millions of Scots each Hogmanay - Only An Excuse? But fans of the Scottish actor who has a reputation for being a man of many faces - and voices - don't have to wait until the end of the year to see him in action for he's back on our screens next week, starring in the wonderful comedy show, Two Doors Down.

Susan Welsh, Aberdeen Press and Journal, 20th November 2016

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