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.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Fags, Shags And Kebabs

Jonny lives with girlfriend Janet. Janet's mate Donna needs a boyfriend so her mother Flo won't think she's gay. Donna asks Janet to get her a date with Jonny's best mate Gaz, but neither one of the boys are happy.

Further details

Jonny lives with girlfriend Janet. They can regularly be found lounging on their sofa, beers in hand, Janet happily picking her toenails.

Janet's best friend Donna needs to find a boyfriend so her acidic mother Flo won't think she is gay, celibate or repellant to men. With limited men at her disposal, her best friend's boyfriends' mate has to do.

Unfortunately Gaz, Jonny's best mate is reluctant, eventually agreeing when he thinks he is on course for a shag. Jonny and Janet double date with Gaz and Donna down the Mayhew (aka 'the girl's pub'). Gaz and Donna seem to be hitting it off, at least until Gaz admits that he would prefer to be at the Cup Final than with Donna. All ends well though and Gaz and Donna get to indulge in some bedroom aerobics even after Donna discovers that Gaz has enough porno magazines 'to keep the entire British forces from missing their girlfriend'.

Meanwhile student Louise finds herself short of fag money. Her good friends Donna and Janet convince the barman at the Mayhew to give Louise a job. Louise's career as a barmaid is short-lived - she quits after refusing to 'put out for a bag of peanuts'. Better luck next time Louise.

Broadcast details

Monday 26th February 2001
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Natalie Casey Donna Henshaw
    Will Mellor Gary 'Gaz' Wilkinson
    Sheridan Smith Janet
    Kathryn Drysdale Louise
    Ralf Little Jonny
    Beverley Callard Flo Henshaw
    Guest cast
    Tony Bluto Barman
    Roger Ennals Haman
    Writing team
    Susan Nickson Writer
    Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
    Production team
    Gareth Carrivick Director
    Nick Rae 1st Assistant Director
    Stephen McCrum Producer
    Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
    Geoffrey Perkins Executive Producer
    Jez Nightingale Line Producer
    Mark Lawrence Editor
    Pete Drinkwater Editor
    Harry Banks Production Designer
    Tracey Gillham Casting Director
    Leah Archer Costume Designer
    Kerin Parfitt Make-up Designer
    Dave Davey Lighting Designer
    Christian Henson Composer

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