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 3, Episode 4 - Fish Friday

Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Gordon (Kieran Hodgson), Ian (Jamie Quinn), Beth (Arabella Weir), Colin (Jonathan Watson), Christine (Elaine C. Smith), Eric (Alex Norton). Copyright: BBC
Beth's birthday treat - lunch out with the family - is hijacked by a very drunk Colin, another uninvited guest and an alarmingly intimate photograph.

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Further details

To celebrate Beth's birthday, son Ian and his boyfriend Gordon are taking her and Eric out for a pub meal. Christine has no qualms about gate-crashing the family outing.

At the pub, Ian suggests Beth choose the table, but Christine has her own ideas. Two courses for £7.95 leads to a lively discussion, with Beth, Christine and Eric finally deciding on the haddock.

The Birthday meal is disrupted by the arrival of a very drunk Colin. He lurches over to their table, dispensing kisses and insults in equal measure. Cathy is away at a spa and so Colin is delighted to see his pals. They're rather less keen to see him.

Sauce sachets, serenades, and a vain attempt to get Colin to sober up are next up on the menu.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 19th February 2018
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 26th April 2020 9:15pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 14th October 2020 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 15th October 2020 1:50am Gold
Thursday 15th October 2020 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 7th February 2021 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 18th July 2021 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 22nd September 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 25th September 2021 10:15pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 6th February 2022 10:00pm Gold
Monday 7th February 2022 1:00am Gold
Saturday 14th May 2022 1:35am Gold
Wednesday 13th July 2022 12:30am Gold
Thursday 1st September 2022 1:20am Gold
Sunday 13th August 2023 10:30pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Cast
Arabella Weir Beth
Alex Norton Eric
Jonathan Watson Colin
Elaine C. Smith Christine
Jamie Quinn Ian
Kieran Hodgson Gordon
Guest cast
Rachel Jackson Waitress
Lisa Brady Barmaid
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
Simon Carlyle Associate Producer
Gregor Sharp Associate Producer
Angela Murray Line Producer
Megan Green 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
Morris Milne 1st Assistant Director
Kate Daughton Commissioning Editor
Ewan Angus Commissioning Editor

Video

Colin is drunk

Cathy's been having a great time at the spa...

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

Press

The gang leave home for a real-time episode focused entirely on Beth's birthday meal: nothing fancy, it's just a pub that does two courses for £7.95, but the gatecrashing of the event by Christine (insensitive) and Colin (hammered) ensures it's a gentle fiasco. Basic but reliably decent sitcom fare.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 19th February 2018

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