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Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps. Image shows from L to R: Gary 'Gaz' Wilkinson (Will Mellor), Jonny (Ralf Little), Donna Henshaw (Natalie Casey), Janet (Sheridan Smith), Louise (Kathryn Drysdale). Copyright: BBC.

Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps

Sitcom following the lives and loves of a group of twenty-somethings in Runcorn, an industrial town in the North of England

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 25th November 2019, 10:50pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,280 posts

Life contains many things that, like TPOL, are reviled by some yet loved by others.

That makes me think perhaps some of the things I don't like might really be quite nice.

I mean, a billion flies can't be totally wrong - can they? Laughing out loud

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 26th November 2019, 12:38pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,417 posts

Didn't Susan Nickson have to get the police involved, such is your viciously childish hatred, Rood Eye?

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 26th November 2019, 12:55pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,280 posts
Quote: Aaron @ 26th November 2019, 12:38 PM

Didn't Susan Nickson have to get the police involved, such is your viciously childish hatred, Rood Eye?

I'm not aware of any hatred on my part - vicious, childish or otherwise.

Neither am I aware of Susan Nickson ever having complained to the police about my dislike of her sitcom.

If a crime has been committed, it was committed jointly by her when she wrote TPOL and by the BBC when they broadcasted it. Laughing out loud

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Thursday 28th November 2019, 6:11am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,968 posts

No more childish imo than reporting someone for giving their honest opinion of a show. If you get a sitcom shown on TV you will have to run the gauntlet of public opinion now, simple as that. It's an achievement in just getting on air, especially these days but if you have one of the longest running sitcoms on (British) TV surely you must have the security and self confidence by then to ignore the naysayers?

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Aaron

  • Sunday 1st December 2019, 11:50pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,417 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 28th November 2019, 6:11 AM

if you have one of the longest running sitcoms on (British) TV surely you must have the security and self confidence by then to ignore the naysayers?

Even Last Of The Summer Wine was a new, baby of a show once.

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Sixty3closure

  • Thursday 5th December 2019, 6:45pm
  • W1A, Scotland
  • 101 posts

Well encouraged (if that's the right word) by this thread I thought I'd re-watch the first episode on iplayer.

Quite enjoyed it. Its crude, not aimed at my age group (even when first broadcast) but it made me laugh more than quite a few recent sitcoms.

There's not many sitcoms aimed the younger audience that I can think of and most of the recent BBC efforts have felt so safe and predictable that I enjoyed it as very different. No middle class cosiness that the BBC seems to think represents how most people live.

I do remember that it outstayed its welcome and there where far too many series but I don't think that's unique to this programme or writer.