Early Doors (2003– )

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Series cast summary:
John Henshaw ...
 Ken (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rita May ...
 Jean (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Eddie (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Craig Cash ...
 Joe (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rodney Litchfield ...
 Tommy (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lorraine Cheshire ...
 Joan (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Phil Mealey ...
 Duffy (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
James Quinn ...
 Phil (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Nige (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Melanie (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Susan Cookson ...
 Tanya (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Joan Kempson ...
 Winnie (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lisa Millett ...
 Debbie (9 episodes, 2003-2004)


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12 May 2003 (UK)  »

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Eddie: Ken, Ken er, Ken?
Joan: Hello, Ken, notice anything different?
Ken: Hello, Joan, Eddie. Bloody hell you two look smart, what's the occasion?
Tanya: It's their wedding anniversary, Ken.
Ken: Is it? Well, congratulations.
Joan: 19 years today.
Eddie: The great trainrobbers didn't get that eh, Ken eh?
Ken: Has Oscar Wilde come in?
Eddie: Ey, are you having that, Tommy? 19 years we've being together, the great trainrobbers didn't get that, eh?
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Written and performed by Roddy Frame
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The next logical step for British comedy
23 May 2003 | by (South East England) – See all my reviews

If the history of British sitcom has proved one thing - Then it is that pub set comedy will always work.

Some of the best scenes in Only Fools And Horses took place in The Nag's Head, Men Behaving Badly and The Likely Lads both featured a lot of pub based activity too. Pubs also appear in popular soap operas too - Eastenders infamous Queen Vic and Corrie's Rovers Return. The majority of TV audiences will be able to relate to a pub atmosphere. Pubs also have the ability to throw up some amazing, interesting, not-so-interesting, but always very rich, bittersweet and sometimes complex characters.

Craig Cash has taken the gritty realism of The Royle Family, mixed it with the Northern observations of Phoenix Nights and has come up with yet another winning British sit-com. That said, it seems however, that "sit-com" is far from what Cash and co. have bought us - There are no real situations. Merely people sitting around having a drink - With some of the 'action' happening in the upstairs flat. But it's the beautiful, colourful and quotable dialogue which keeps the programme afloat. That, coupled with some lovely camera work, makes the small setting of a pub, seem much grander than it really is.

Great characters, with all their traits well established within the first episode combined with a brilliant witty script, Early Doors may well be the best new comedy of 2003.

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