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Three Up Two Down

MIDDLING MID-EVENING middlebrow stalwart, featuring opposing grandparents MICHAEL “BOON” ELPHICK and ANGELA “MANOR BORN” THORNE as rough and ready cockernee and refined Cheltenham snob thrown together for incompatible flatshare baby-sitting sitcom high-jinks and “will they, won’t they – who cares?” sexual non-tension. Any watchability was mainly due to presence of proto-Hurley LYSETTE ANTHONY as Thorne’s daughter.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The other cast member was Ray Burdis, occasionally sharing a scene with his fellow SCUM co-star John Grillo as Elphick’s taxidermist mate.

  2. THX 1139

    March 29, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Watched the last ever episode to see if Mike and Ange got it together, and right enough they had obviously just heard they weren’t getting another series and thought what the hell, so it ended with them suddenly falling into each other’s arms for a massive snog. More cancelled TV shows should end like that – Sapphire and Steel, Starsky and Hutch, Nationwide, etc…

  3. Tom Ronson

    March 30, 2022 at 2:56 am

    Lysette Anthony was also in a load of Bryan Adams’ promo videos for his Reckless album (still his finest half-hour, forget that Robin Hood nonsense).

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