BBC Two orders third season of ‘Two Doors Down’

Scottish comedy Two Doors Down will return to BBC Two next year for a third season. Written by Gregor Sharp and Simon Carlyle, the sitcom launched in April and a second season began last month. Starring Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Elaine C Smith, Doon Mackichan, Sharon Rooney, Jonathan Watson, Jamie Quinn and Harki Bhambra, Two Doors Down follows the residents of Latimer … >

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‘Two Doors Down’ return date confirmed for Season 2

Scottish comedy Two Doors Down is back on BBC Two later this month for a second season. The residents of Latimer Crescent will return for more domestic disasters in six new half-hour episodes. Season 2 begins at 10pm on Monday 21 November on BBC Two. Written by Gregor Sharp and Simon Carlyle, the sitcom launched in April. … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ episode guide

Brief Encounters is a new ITV drama about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business. Set in the early 1980s, the six-part series is created and written by Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina (Green Wing, Me & Mrs Jones) and inspired by chapters in Jacqueline Gold’s memoir, Good Vibrations. The cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Peter Wight … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 4 review

As we are now more than halfway through this first season of ITV’s Brief Encounters, it’s natural that the drama takes centre stage and there is a lot more to sink our teeth into this week as a result. “I’ve got to go. I’ve got a factory of women wanting me to reignite their marriages.” Steph’s life … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ review: Episode 3 continues to impress

In the wake of Brian’s hit and run accident, the Brief Encounters ladies’ lives are artfully woven even further together, with the women facing a lot of tough choices as a result. “I offer you a place to stay and you repay me by telling everyone my business.” With Spakes Butchers having financial troubles, Pauline is … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 2 review

After last week’s solid introduction, this episode takes strong but subtle steps to fortify the relationships of the women involved, focusing on building their chemistry. As a result, we are treated to some wonderful performances. “Brian, I’ve been to a pub…and I liked it.” Penelope Wilton continues to be the best thing about Brief Encounters, … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ review: Penelope Wilton steals the show in Episode 1

Developed from Jacqueline Gold’s memoir Good Vibrations: The True Story of Ann Summers, ITV’s new six-part drama focuses on the lives of four women who are brought together by the selling of Summers infamous ‘marital aids’ in Sheffield, 1982. “Terry, don’t be silly. It’s just underwear.” Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Episodes) heads the cast of Brief … >

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ITV confirms start date for Ann Summers drama ‘Brief Encounters’

ITV’s new drama series about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business will begin next month. Set in the early 1980s, Brief Encounters started filming in Sheffield in January and is produced by Jo Willett (Birds of a Feather). The cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Peter Wight (Our Zoo), Angela Griffin (Lewis), Don Gilet (EastEnders), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Will … >

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