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: Gordon (Kieran Hodgson), Ian (Jamie Quinn), Beth (Arabella Weir), Christine (Elaine C. Smith), Eric (Alex Norton), Cathy (Doon Mackichan), Colin (Jonathan Watson). Copyright: BBC.

Christmas Special

Beth and Eric are hoping to have a quiet festive feast on their own.

Further details

It's Christmas Day. Beth and Eric Baird's dreams of a peaceful holiday are thwarted by the antics of their demanding neighbours. They are planning to open presents with their son Ian and his new boyfriend Gordon, before enjoying a quiet dinner for two.

Neighbour Christine is babysitting her granddaughter Madison, who can't wait for her Mummy Sophie to arrive back from Eurodisney. Meanwhile their other neighbours, Cathy and Colin, are anticipating a glamourous skiing holiday in the French Alps - until Air Traffic Control goes on strike and all flights in or out of France are cancelled for two days, which Cathy doesn't take well.

Neither does Christine, since Sophie is now stranded on the other side of the channel - and she is left holding the baby. In true Christmas spirit Beth invites them over to dinner. Eric worries the turkey crown is too small for five, but Beth is upbeat - they'll make do. Even when Ian asks if he and Gordon can stay, making it dinner for seven.

Eric decides to help make wee Madison's Christmas by digging out the old Santa costume, and Beth brightly delivers the dinner - in tiny portions.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 26th December 2017
Time
10:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
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
Kieran Hodgson Gordon
Writing team
Simon Carlyle Writer
Gregor Sharp Writer
Production team
Sasha Ransome Director
Margot Gavan Duffy Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer

Video

Christine spoils the surprise

Christine turns a bit Mystic Meg when the Baird family open their Christmas presents.

Featuring: Arabella Weir (Beth), Alex Norton (Eric), Elaine C. Smith (Christine), Jamie Quinn (Ian), Kieran Hodgson (Gordon).

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