Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps. Image shows from L to R: Louise (Kathryn Drysdale), Jonny Keogh (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

Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three / BBC Two / BBC Choice
  • 2001 - 2011
  • 79 episodes (9 series)

Sitcom following the lives and loves of a group of twenty-somethings in Runcorn, an industrial town in the North of England. Stars Natalie Casey, Will Mellor, Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale, Ralf Little and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2001 - 2011
Channels
BBC Three, BBC Two, BBC Choice
Episodes
79 (9 series), plus 5 further specials
Creator
Susan Nickson
Stars
Natalie Casey, Will Mellor, Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale, Ralf Little, Luke Gell, Georgia Henshaw, Freddie Hogan and more
Writers
Susan Nickson, Daniel Peak, Tim Dawson, Kate Wincup, Jon Brown, Karen Laws, Robin Taylor, David Cantor and Paul Mayhew-Archer
Directors
Gareth Carrivick, Nick Wood and Becky Martin
Producers
Stephen McCrum, Helen Williams, Michelle Farr-Scott, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, Micheál Jacob, Geoffrey Perkins, Jo Sargent, Susan Nickson and Jez Nightingale
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Two Pints Of Lager & A Packet Of Crisps
  • Two Pints
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
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.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 26th February 2001 at 9:30pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre
  • Pinewood Studios - When Janet Met Jonny special.
  • Runcorn - Locations

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