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 4, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold today at 11:40pm.

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

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 4 Episode 4: Today at 11:40pm on Gold
  2. Series 4 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 1:55am on Gold
  3. Series 4 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 10pm on Gold
  4. Series 4 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 10:35pm on Gold
  5. Series 4 Episode 5: Saturday at 12:30am on Gold
  6. Series 4 Episode 6: Saturday at 1:10am on Gold
  7. Series 4 Episode 7: Saturday at 10pm on Gold
  8. Series 4 Episode 8: Saturday at 10:40pm on Gold
  9. Series 4 Episode 7: Sunday at 12:55am on Gold
  10. Series 4 Episode 8: Sunday at 1:35am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 5 Episode 1: Monday at 11:35pm on Gold
  12. Series 5 Episode 1: Tuesday at 2am on Gold
  13. Series 5 Episode 2: Tuesday at 11pm on Gold
  14. Series 5 Episode 2: Wednesday at 2am on Gold
  15. Series 5 Episode 3: Wednesday at 10:35pm on Gold
  16. Series 5 Episode 3: Thursday 24th October at 2:05am on Gold
  17. Series 5 Episode 4: Thursday 24th October at 10:35pm on Gold
  18. Series 5 Episode 5: Thursday 24th October at 11:15pm on Gold
  19. Series 5 Episode 4: Friday 25th October at 2:10am on Gold
  20. Series 5 Episode 5: Friday 25th October at 10:25pm on Gold
  21. Series 5 Episode 6: Friday 25th October at 11pm on Gold
  22. Series 5 Episode 6: Saturday 26th October at 2:10am on Gold
  23. Series 5 Episode 7: Saturday 26th October at 11:20pm on Gold
  24. Series 5 Episode 8: Sunday 27th October at 12am on Gold
  25. Series 5 Episode 7: Sunday 27th October at 3:20am on Gold
  26. Series 5 Episode 8: Sunday 27th October at 11:20pm on Gold
  27. Series 5 Episode 9: Monday 28th October at 10:35pm on Gold
  28. Series 5 Episode 10: Monday 28th October at 11:15pm on Gold
  29. Series 5 Episode 9: Tuesday 29th October at 12:30am on Gold
  30. Series 5 Episode 10: Tuesday 29th October at 10:40pm on Gold
  31. Series 5 Episode 11: Thursday 31st October at 11:20pm on Gold
  32. Series 5 Episode 11: Friday 1st November at 2:30am on Gold

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