If you haven’t yet watched Two Doors Down, the hugely popular Scottish sitcom now shooting its 6th series, then you’re missing a treat. This a sitcom like sitcoms should be.
Series 6 is currently filming on location in the Glasgow area and at BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton Studios.
The cast is outstanding and the scripts are very funny with Beth (Arabella Weir) and Eric’s (Alex Norton) peaceful suburban existence continually punctured by the inappropriate behaviour of their fellow residents of Latimer Crescent, who are often rude about their hospitality and frequently outstay their welcome. Many of the best comic lines are delivered by Christine (Elaine C Smith) a lifelong hypochondriac who never misses an opportunity to sponge a cuppa off Beth while undermining her at the same time.
In the forthcoming series Colin (Jonathan Watson) needs his neighbours more than ever, as his wife Cathy , who was played by Doon Mackitchan, has left him (and the series) and now lives abroad, but he can’t help oversharing personal details; and ever-positive Michelle (Joy McAvoy) continues to struggle with hapless Alan’s (Graeme Stevely) imperfections. It seems Beth and Eric’s only support comes in the form of loving son Ian (Jamie Quinn) and his wide-eyed fiancé Gordon (Kieran Hodgson).
Siobhan Redmond will also join the cast as a new series regular.
Steven Canny, Executive Producer for BBC Studios Comedy which makes the series in Scotland, says: “It’s such a pleasure and privilege to be back making Two Doors Down. It’s a phenomenal crew, a brilliantly funny cast and the beautifully crafted scripts are a constant source of surprise and delight sprinkled with cruelty. I’m really looking forward to the audience seeing the new ways we’ve found to torment poor Beth and Eric.”
Seb Barwell, Commissioning Editor at the BBC says: “We’re delighted to bring six series up for Two Doors Down, a show that continues to delight audiences with its miniature masterpieces of contained comedy.”
Series 1 – 5 are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.