Early Doors (2003– )

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The show centres on pub landlord Ken (John Henshaw), especially his preoccupation with his daughter Melanie (Christine Bottomley), and his nervous relationship with barmaid Tanya (Susan ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Henshaw ...
 Ken (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rita May ...
 Jean (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 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)
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 Nige (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 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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The show centres on pub landlord Ken (John Henshaw), especially his preoccupation with his daughter Melanie (Christine Bottomley), and his nervous relationship with barmaid Tanya (Susan Cookson). Ken's wife left him for his best friend. The series reflects more than a little of the Northern humour displayed in The Royle Family (co-written by Cash). In a similar style to The Royle Family, every scene unfolds within the spatial context of The Grapes and it is also set in the Greater Manchester area. Written by John Mullee

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Tommy: [talking about how there is too much rubbish on the TV] That pillock from Sainsbury's was on again, he's never off him, cooking another pan full of shite that only his mates will eat. And then I flicked over to the other side and there were a bunch of nobodies sitting in a house and we're expected to watch them eat, sleep and shit and then as soon as they say anything interesting they put a load of bird noises on. I tell ya, I don't know what the world's coming to.
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a gem
17 October 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I had the fortune of catching season one before I returned to the states. I told my friends about it "oh it's the uk version of cheers then?" well no, I don't remember sam talking a pee with the door open or norm and cliff talking about having bit on the side. Some might find it a bit boring but me I could have watched until closing time. 10/10 pure (working) class


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