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

Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps

BBC Three and BBC Two sitcom about a group of 20-somethings. 79 episodes (9 series), 2001 - 2011. Stars Natalie Casey, Will Mellor, Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 2, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold today at 11pm.

Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps. Image shows from L to R: Gaz (Will Mellor), Jonny (Ralf Little), Donna (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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2001 - 2011
Channels
BBC Three, BBC Two
Episodes
79   (9 series), plus 5 further specials
Creator
Susan Nickson
Starring
Natalie Casey, Will Mellor, Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale, Ralf Little, Luke Gell, Georgia Henshaw, Freddie Hogan and others
Writers
Susan Nickson, Daniel Peak, Tim Dawson, Kate Wincup, Jon Brown, Karen Laws, Robin Taylor and David Cantor
Directors
Gareth Carrivick, Nick Wood and Becky Martin
Producers
Stephen McCrum, Helen Williams and Michelle Farr

Two Pints follows the lives and loves of five friends. In Series 1, Donna and Gaz are just starting off their relationship while Janet and Jonny seem to have a solid romance. Meanwhile, the temperamental Louise is somewhat unlucky in love. The friends meet at the local pub to chat about sex, work and life.

The show follows the couples splitting up, getting back together, getting married, having babies - and even being ripped apart by death.

At the end of each series viewers are presented with a cliff-hanger that leaves it in the air as to whether the various couples will stay together.

Numerous characters made their way in and out of Runcorn over the years. Those to leave included Janet, Donna, and Jonny. Newcomers included barman Tim, his sister Cassie, and wannabe footballer Billy.

Other characters to have left include Gaz's half-brother Munch, Louise's Australian boyfriend David and Donna's incorrigible mother, Flo.

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Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Two Pints (Other official name)
  • Two Pints Of Lager & A Packet Of Crisps (Other official name)
Soundtrack
The theme tune is called Two Pints of Lager Theme. It was created by Christian Henson and is based on a song by Splodgenessabounds.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 26th February 2001 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 31st May 2011 on BBC Three at 10:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 5: Today at 11pm on Gold
  2. Series 2 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 1:20am on Gold
  3. Series 2 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 11pm on Gold
  4. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday at 1:40am on Gold
  5. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday at 11pm on Gold
  6. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday at 1:15am on Gold
  7. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday at 11pm on Gold
  8. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday at 1:15am on Gold
  9. Series 3 Episode 4: Friday at 11pm on Gold
  10. Series 3 Episode 4: Saturday at 1:05am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 3 Episode 4: Monday 24th June at 11pm on Gold
  12. Series 3 Episode 4: Tuesday 25th June at 2am on Gold
  13. Series 3 Episode 5: Tuesday 25th June at 11pm on Gold
  14. Series 3 Episode 5: Wednesday 26th June at 2:15am on Gold
  15. Series 3 Episode 6: Wednesday 26th June at 11pm on Gold
  16. Series 3 Episode 7: Thursday 27th June at 11pm on Gold
  17. Series 3 Episode 7: Friday 28th June at 2:30am on Gold
  18. Series 3 Episode 8: Friday 28th June at 11pm on Gold
  19. Series 3 Episode 8: Saturday 29th June at 2:15am on Gold

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