Series 3, Episode 1 - Burns Supper
A big meaty haggis for the neighbours and a tiny vegetarian one for Gordon are on the menu for Burns Night in Latimer Crescent.
Cathy and Colin, Ian and Gordon arrive to celebrate with Eric and Beth.
To everyone's surprise, Christine turns up. She's back early from visiting her daughter Sophie in North Wales, and is full of complaints about the trip. Sophie's new partner has clearly failed to impress. With news that Beth has freshened up the wee downstairs toilet, a viewing is a must for the whole party.
Cathy and Colin educate Gordon about the niceties of a Burns Supper - basically everyone gets hammered - but Colin's mention of ex-girlfriend Yvonne sets Cathy's blood boiling.
Gordon eases the tension by offering to sing a Scottish song.
When dinner is served and Eric begins his enthusiastic rendition of Address To The Haggis, Gordon looks a tad squeamish... little knowing just what awaits him.
- Monday 29th January 2018
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Show past repeats
|Thursday 2nd April 2020||10:00pm||BBC Scotland|
|Friday 3rd April 2020||10:00pm||BBC Scotland|
|Monday 12th October 2020||10:40pm||Gold|
|Tuesday 13th October 2020||1:50am||Gold|
|Sunday 10th January 2021||10:30pm||BBC Scotland|
|Wednesday 13th January 2021||10:30pm||BBC Scotland|
|Wednesday 1st September 2021||10:30pm||BBC Scotland|
|Saturday 4th September 2021||10:00pm||BBC Scotland|
Cast & crew
|Elaine C. Smith||Christine|
|Morris Milne||1st Assistant Director|
|Margot Gavan Duffy||Producer|
|Steven Canny||Executive Producer|
|Chris Sussman||Executive Producer|
|Simon Carlyle||Associate Producer|
|Gregor Sharp||Associate Producer|
|Angela Murray||Line Producer|
|Jo Sutherland||Production Designer|
|Jo Buckingham||Casting Director|
|Carole K. Fraser (as Carole Fraser)||Costume Designer|
|Sarah Bartles-Smith||Director of Photography|
|Maxine Dallas||Make-up Designer|
|Kate Daughton||Commissioning Editor|
|Ewan Angus||Commissioning Editor|
A timely return for the Scottish sitcom that mines wicked humour from its cosy cul-de-sac setting. Perpetually put-upon hostess Beth (Arabella Weir) is entertaining the neighbours again, this time for a Burns Night blowout. But while her hubby Eric (Alex Norton) anticipates some poetry and pomp, everyone else seems more interested in assessing the redecorated downstairs loo. With prickly social barbs, lewd observations and an excess of whisky, the bawdy Ploughman Poet himself would likely approve.Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 29th January 2018
Two Doors Down (BBC Two) originally arrived on New Year's Eve 2013 as a one-hour, one-off comedy about a Hogmanay gathering gone wrong. It returned for a third series last night with an episode about another Scottish institution, Burns Night, complete with haggis, tatties and malt whisky, and proceeded to lacerate it for the next half hour.Chris Harvey, The Telegraph, 29th January 2018