Two Doors Down back for sixth series and Christmas special

ExclusiveWednesday, July 20, 2022, 9:39 a.m. by Jay Richardson

  • Two Doors Down returns to BBC Two for a sixth series and Christmas special later this year
  • With the fifth series now airing, Graeme ‘Grado’ Steveley has confirmed that work on the sixth is underway.
  • The comedian and wrestler actor posted an image of himself alongside Jonathan Watson with the caption “Flip fae #TwoDoorsDown series 6 read in London”

Two doors down. Picture shows left to right: Alan (Graeme Stevely), Michelle (Joy McAvoy), Gordon (Kieran Hodgson), Ian (Jamie Quinn), Beth (Arabella Weir), Eric (Alex Norton), Cathy (Doon Mackichan) , Colin (Jonathan Watson), Christine (Elaine C. Smith). Copyright : BBC

Two Doors Down is back for a sixth series and a Christmas special, which British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.

The fifth series of the Scottish breakout sitcom returned to BBC Two late last week, having started airing in December. And all episodes of the latest series are now available on BBC iPlayer.

BCG has learned that the comedy’s festive fourth episode will follow series six later this year, with readings of the latest scripts from writers Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp already underway.

Graeme ‘Grado’ Stevely, who plays Alan on the sitcom, posted a photo of himself and fellow actor Jonathan Watson on Instagram earlier this month, captioned “back fae #TwoDoorsDown series 6 read in London “.

With several Bafta Scotland nominations, including Elaine C. Smith winning one for Best Actress, the BBC Studios production also stars Arabella Weir and Alex Norton as Latimer Crescent residents Beth and Eric Baird, with Doon Mackichan , Jamie Quinn, Kieran Hodgson, Joy McAvoy, Watson and Stevely as their insufferable neighbors and immediate family.

Since its debut in 2016, following a pilot in 2013, Two Doors Down has maintained a steady audience of just under two million viewers overnight and has gradually won most reviews as a welcome feature. in the schedules, after initially lukewarm reviews for its perceived lack of originality. .

The Telegraph called the 2021 holiday an “ironic and witty treat that captured the claustrophobic Christmas domesticity”, while the Radio Times observed that “the joy of Two Doors Down is that you can more or less predict what’s to come. follow “. […] but the way the familiar beats develop is still funny, believable and even (at times) a bit celebratory”, concluding that it was “a simple but well-observed character comedy”.

A BBC spokesperson declined to comment to BCG on the recommission.