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 4, Episode 1 - Wedding Anniversary

Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Eric (Alex Norton), Beth (Arabella Weir). Copyright: BBC
Beth and Eric think their son Ian is taking them out for their 30th wedding anniversary dinner - but find instead that he and his boyfriend Gordon have organised a surprise party at their house. And the gang's all there.

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Beth and Eric think their son Ian is taking them out for their 30th wedding anniversary dinner - but find instead that he and his boyfriend Gordon have organised a surprise party at their house. And the gang's all there.

What more could you ask from a party? The buffet table is groaning with food, the champagne is flowing and Christine has brought a homemade trifle as a present.

There is a wander down memory lane, a look at the Bairds' wedding album and an illuminating quiz.

Ian tries to keep the focus on the anniversary couple, but a drunken Cathy tries to prompt wedding proposals from reluctant boyfriends Ian and Alan; and treats Eric, Beth and the rest of the guests to a replay of her and Colin's first wedding dance.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 7th January 2019
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 20th May 2020 9:30pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 21st May 2020 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Monday 18th April 2022 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Friday 18th August 2023 10:40pm BBC1
Sunday 3rd September 2023 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 7th September 2023 11:00pm 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
Joy McAvoy Michelle
Graeme Stevely Alan
Writing team
Simon Carlyle Writer
Gregor Sharp Writer
Production team
Sasha Ransome Director
Catherine Gosling Fuller Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Simon Carlyle Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Angela Murray Line Producer
Pete Drinkwater Editor
Laura Donnelly Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Jo Buckingham Casting Director
Lynn Aitken Costume Designer
Roy Estabrook Director of Photography
Claire Harris Make-up Designer
Mark Ash 1st Assistant Director
Kate Daughton Commissioning Editor

Press

A grand return for Two Doors Down, and Christine, the peerless Elaine C Smith, had made a trifle for Eric and Beth's 30th anniversary. She had toyed, though not that hard, with thoughts of a gift. "Some porcelain... a voucher? But then I went into my cupboard. I saw the four tins of fruit cocktail. And ah just thought: fuck it. Trifle it is!" It is a... decent enough... trifle, the gloss on which is only mildly spoilt by Christine's rare sotto voce warning. "Don't take too long. Cos technically that cream needs to be used by midnight..."

Every piece of Scottishness, beloved or nauseating (Doon Mackichan's monstrously indiscreet Cathy) is here, and balances Rob and Sharon's London [from Catastrophe] with perfection.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 13th January 2019

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