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 - 2021
  • 34 episodes (5 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.

  • This series will continue at a later date

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Series 3, Episode 1 - Burns Supper

Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Gordon (Kieran Hodgson), Christine (Elaine C. Smith). Copyright: BBC
A big meaty haggis for the neighbours and a tiny vegetarian one for Gordon are on the menu for Burns Night in Latimer Crescent.

Preview clips

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 29th January 2018
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
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

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
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
Pete Drinkwater Editor
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

Video

Cathy's jealousy is at boiling point

Cathy causes a scene when her jealousy reaches boiling point.

Featuring: Arabella Weir (Beth) & Alex Norton (Eric).

Press

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: Doon Mackichan steals the show

Doon Mackichan steals the show in this Burns Night horror.

Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 29th January 2018

Two Doors Down is fun with a strong cast

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

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