BBC makes another visit to Two Doors Down | Third series commissioned for 2017 © BBC / Alan Peebles

BBC makes another visit to Two Doors Down

Third series commissioned for 2017

The BBC has commissioned a third series of Scottish sitcom Two Doors Down.

Another six episodes will be made, to air on BBC Two in 2017.

Today’s news comes as the second run ends with a double-bill on BBC Two from 10pm tonight.

The full cast will return for the third series, including Arabella Weir, Elaine C Smith, Doon Mackichan, Sharon Rooney and Jonathan Watson.

A one-off episode of the show – about family life in suburban Latimer Crescent – aired on BBC One on New Year’s Eve 2013, followed by a first series on the BBC Two in April this year. Overnight ratings for the current second series have averaged 1.1million viewers.

Shane Allen, the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning, said: ‘This deftly drawn world has gone from strength to strength thanks to the rich comic dialogue and colourful characters who the audience has taken to its heart.

‘Scottish scripted comedy is outstanding right now. Still Game had such a phenomenal return in return in 2016 and the recommissioning of Two Doors Down is another high point on which to close the year.’

It is written by  Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp, who is also a BBC commissioner. And also in the cast are Alex Norton  Jamie Quinn and Harki Bhambra,

Executive producer Steven Canny, who makes the show in-house at the BBC, said: ‘We are overjoyed to be heading back to Latimer Crescent next year. The quality of the writing, the wonderful cast and the extraordinary skill of the production team make this show a rare treat for us and we’re very happy that the audience seem to feel the same.

‘If you’re very lucky, you get the chance to make a show like this once in your lifetime so to be hitting a third series so quickly is a real blessing."

Filming will take place on location around Glasgow and at BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton Studios, which is also home to Scottish soap River City.

Published: 19 Dec 2016

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