Early Doors - Series 1 details
|Starring:||Christine Bottomley, Rita May, John Henshaw, Craig Cash, Rodney Litchfield, Phil Mealey|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Early Doors - Series 1
|Run time:||3 hours|
|Rental release:||11 Oct 2004|
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To the regiment - I wish I was thereBy chrisfromturnpikelane (8 reviews) from Turnpike Lane, London , 18 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Superb. While Little Britain gets the plaudits, despite only having two and a half jokes, Craig Cash and the cast have quietly gone about constructing the best TV comedy since The Office or even The Royle Family. Wonderfully observed, it is not a comedy about Northerners but loveable losers everywhere. Some of the scene's involving landlord Ken and his reaction to his foster daughter's quest to find her real dad are among the most moving on TV in recent years. One to savour. If you don't like it, you're as miserable as grumpy Tommy (catchphrase: 'I'll stay on me own').
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Low-key comedy geniusBy gigglanecraig (15 reviews) from Bury, Lancashire , 09 May 2011A welcome return for Craig Cash and various other bit-part members of the Royle Family fraternity, Early Doors is subtle and beautiful in its humour. The mixture of characters is just about perfect - who hasn't been into a pub and seen the old bloke nursing his pint, the group of girls out on the razz and the two single but not quite single lads always keeping an eye out for the ladies? Ably led by landlord Ken (brilliantly played by John Henshaw), the cast go about their daily lives through the medium of beer. Early Doors is low-key yet brilliant and for me was every bit as enjoyable as the equally excellent Royle Family.
Early DoorsBy lutrasview (100 reviews) from Hitchin , 10 Sep 2010I didn't watch this first time around on TV but several friends recommended it. Set in a bar it is about the lives of the characters that frequent the bar and their relationship with the landlord. Having seen it it was not for me, although some funny parts throughout I didn't really get the humour of it. Good luck it may be more your taste.
Slow BurnerBy a customer from Worcester , 31 Oct 2009Okay, so it might not be the most gripping of ideas, a bunch of working class Mancunians who inhabit their local pub. But it is quite brilliant.
Subtle, beautifully acted and as one writer has commented, has jokes that are such slow burners that they make you laugh out loud ... during the next programme.
very funnyBy dally (298 reviews) from Belfast , 27 Oct 2009Enjoyed every episode. Humour as it used to be. No canned laughter, not required. The characters are real; we all know people like this. If you don't know people like this you are living in boring, semi suburbia, brain numbing, keeping up with the Jones, don't care about each other, type of world.
ExcellentBy Big G from Gt Yarmouth , 17 Jun 2009Funniest sit-com on t.v. for years, that is if you listen and watch closely. The characters are excellent and play off each other perfectly. To the Regiment !!