Sitcom Advent Calendar Door Three

Behind the little door marked 3 today, we find a sitcom I watched a lot when it was on, but have never seen since.

Three Up, Two Down was a BBC sitcom, starring Angela Thorne, Michael Elphick, and Lysette Anthony. It was written by Richard Ommanney, and ran for four series in the mid 1980s. A US pilot was made, called 5 Up, 2 Down, but it never went to series, proving that less is sometimes more.

Talking of US remakes, Three’s A Crowd was an adaptation of Robin’s Nest.

And is not to be confused with Three’s Company, which was the US version of Man About The House.

https://youtu.be/RNGTB6g9sOQ

Like Man About The House spawned Robins’s Nest and George & Mildred, Three’s Company led to Three’s A Crowd and The Ropers. Talk about extended sitcom universes.

A show that had no such luck was Three In A Bed, a Thames vehicle for Little & Large. It was a pilot that aired on ITV in 1972. It was their first solo show, after appearances on Opportunity Knocks, and was about a darts match.

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