Two Doors Down, the hugely popular Scottish sitcom, will be returning to BBC Two and BBC iPlayer later this year and will also have a Christmas special, which sees the neighbours test their friendship to the limit.
Beth (Arabella Weir) and Eric’s (Alex Norton) peaceful suburban existence is continually punctured by the inappropriate behaviour of their fellow residents, who are often rude about their hospitality and frequently outstay their welcome. Lifelong hypochondriac Christine (Elaine C Smith) never misses an opportunity to sponge a cuppa off Beth while undermining her at the same time; Colin (Jonathan Watson) needs his neighbours more than ever this series as his wife Cathy has left him 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 6 of the popular sitcom is currently being filmed on location in the Glasgow area and at BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton Studios.