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

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

2001 - 2011
BBC Three, BBC Two
79   (9 series), plus 5 further specials
Susan Nickson
Natalie Casey, Will Mellor, Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale, Ralf Little, Luke Gell, Georgia Henshaw, Freddie Hogan and others
Susan Nickson, Daniel Peak, Tim Dawson, Kate Wincup, Jon Brown, Karen Laws, Robin Taylor and David Cantor
Gareth Carrivick, Nick Wood and Becky Martin
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)
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 5 Episode 4: Today at 11pm on Gold
  2. Series 5 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 1:35am on Gold
  3. Series 5 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 11pm on Gold
  4. Series 5 Episode 5: Saturday at 2:15am on Gold
  5. Monday at 10:55pm on Gold
  6. Tuesday at 1:30am on Gold
  7. Series 5 Episode 7: Tuesday at 11pm on Gold
  8. Series 5 Episode 7: Wednesday at 2:30am on Gold
  9. Series 5 Episode 8: Wednesday at 11pm on Gold
  10. Series 5 Episode 8: Thursday 25th July at 2:25am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 5 Episode 9: Thursday 25th July at 11pm on Gold
  12. Series 5 Episode 9: Friday 26th July at 2:10am on Gold
  13. Series 5 Episode 10: Friday 26th July at 10:55pm on Gold
  14. Series 5 Episode 10: Saturday 27th July at 2:10am on Gold
  15. Series 5 Episode 11: Monday 29th July at 11pm on Gold
  16. Series 5 Episode 11: Tuesday 30th July at 2:15am on Gold
  17. Series 5 Episode 12: Tuesday 30th July at 11:05pm on Gold
  18. Series 5 Episode 12: Wednesday 31st July at 2am on Gold
  19. Series 5 Episode 13: Wednesday 31st July at 10:40pm on Gold
  20. Series 5 Episode 13: Thursday 1st August at 2:05am on Gold
  21. Series 5 Episode 14: Thursday 1st August at 10:55pm on Gold
  22. Series 5 Episode 14: Friday 2nd August at 1:55am on Gold
  23. Series 6 Episode 1: Friday 2nd August at 11:20pm on Gold
  24. Series 6 Episode 1: Saturday 3rd August at 2am on Gold

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