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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Christmas Special

Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Eric (Alex Norton), Beth (Arabella Weir), Cathy (Doon Mackichan), Colin (Jonathan Watson), Christine (Elaine C. Smith), Gordon (Kieran Hodgson), Ian (Jamie Quinn)
Two Doors Down takes viewers on a Christmas getaway as the neighbours head off on a rare trip away from Latimer Crescent. But a Christmas holiday break at Colin and Cathy's luxury lodge in the Scottish Highlands threatens to derail the neighbours' friendship when Cathy pushes Beth too far.

Further details

Covid-19 has wrecked Colin and Cathy's plans for Christmas in Dubai so they've rented a luxury lodge in the Scottish Highlands and invited Beth, Eric, Christine, Ian and Gordon along for that bit in-between Christmas and New Year. It may be a change of location but not in Cathy's behaviour. Let's just say it isn't a case of goodwill to all men when she starts her celebrations.

Inside, a roaring fire and traditional Christmas tree greet them and Cathy is pleased to see Beth is impressed. Colin lists the amazing outdoor activities on their doorstep, but reveals that he and Cathy have just been sitting in watching the telly. When Beth asks how their Christmas was, they share a look, before asserting they had a brilliant time.

When the boys arrive, there's excitement over gifts and while Christine, Beth and Eric are happy with theirs, Cathy attempts to mask her true feelings. When Ian and Gordon go on to reveal some incredible news, Cathy is doubly determined to get the party started, but Eric, Ian and Gordon are all keen to get outside for a walk instead. Christine has already called off, so when Cathy demands a show of hands, it's all down to Beth to do Cathy's bidding. Will she vote with her to stay indoors?

With the party in full swing, Cathy is ready to boogie and the gang share fond memories of favourite Christmas telly programmes. But does anyone remember Val Doonican? Christine certainly does. It turns out Gordon also has a flair for impersonations, but when he impersonates Cathy, the atmosphere takes a turn.

With Cathy feeling attacked and Beth pushed to her limits, will their bonds end up stronger or will things spiral completely out of control? Fizzing with barbed put-downs, simmering rivalries and precision one-liners, this Christmas special is the biggest test of the neighbours' friendships yet.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 28th December 2020
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 1st January 2021 9:30pm BBC Scotland
Monday 29th November 2021 2:55am Gold
Tuesday 30th November 2021 2:50am Gold
Saturday 18th December 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 22nd December 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Monday 5th December 2022 12:35am Gold
Monday 12th December 2022 12:00am Gold
Monday 12th December 2022 2:50am Gold
Sunday 18th December 2022 11:40pm Gold
Monday 19th December 2022 3:25am Gold
Sunday 10th December 2023 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 19th December 2023 12:35am Gold
Friday 22nd December 2023 3:20am Gold
Saturday 23rd December 2023 1:30am Gold

Cast & crew

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
Adrian J. McDowall (as Adrian McDowall) Director
Jacqueline Sinclair Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Simon Carlyle Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Josh Cole Executive Producer
Gillian Doohan Line Producer
Laura Wilson Editor
Laura Donnelly Production Designer
Carole K. Fraser Costume Designer
Maxine Dallas Make-up Designer
George Geddes Director of Photography
Wendy Ashman 1st Assistant Director
Kate Daughton Commissioning Editor

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