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.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 8th April 2011 10:20pm W
Wednesday 25th April 2012 1:35am W
Wednesday 25th April 2012 11:40pm W
Wednesday 19th September 2012 12:00am W
Thursday 25th October 2012 12:40am W
Wednesday 21st November 2012 12:40am W
Saturday 5th January 2013 12:10am W
Monday 30th September 2013 10:00pm VIVA
Tuesday 1st October 2013 12:20am VIVA
Thursday 17th October 2013 10:00pm VIVA
Friday 18th October 2013 1:20am VIVA
Thursday 7th November 2013 10:00pm VIVA
Friday 8th November 2013 12:20am VIVA
Wednesday 27th November 2013 10:00pm VIVA
Thursday 28th November 2013 12:20am VIVA
Tuesday 17th December 2013 10:00pm VIVA
Wednesday 18th December 2013 12:20am VIVA
Friday 27th December 2013 11:00pm VIVA
Thursday 2nd January 2014 11:00pm VIVA
Monday 20th January 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Tuesday 21st January 2014 12:20am VIVA
Thursday 6th February 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Friday 7th February 2014 12:25am VIVA
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 12:20am VIVA
Tuesday 1st July 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Wednesday 2nd July 2014 12:20am VIVA
Monday 4th August 2014 11:30pm Comedy Central
Tuesday 5th August 2014 1:10am Comedy Central
Sunday 17th August 2014 1:20am VIVA
Sunday 17th August 2014 11:20pm VIVA
Thursday 6th November 2014 10:40pm VIVA
Friday 7th November 2014 1:00am VIVA
Monday 2nd February 2015 11:40pm VIVA
Thursday 14th January 2016 10:30pm BBC3
Friday 15th January 2016 1:30am BBC3
Monday 3rd June 2019 11:00pm Gold
Tuesday 4th June 2019 1:20am Gold
Thursday 19th September 2019 10:15pm Gold
Friday 20th September 2019 1:55am Gold
Saturday 1st October 2022 9:00pm BBC3
Saturday 18th March 2023 9:00pm BBC3
Sunday 19th March 2023 1:35am BBC3
Saturday 5th August 2023 9:30pm BBC3
Sunday 6th August 2023 2:00am BBC3
Thursday 14th September 2023 10:00pm Dave
Friday 15th September 2023 3:30am Dave
Sunday 29th October 2023 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 24th December 2023 12:15am BBC3
Sunday 24th December 2023 3:30am BBC3

Cast & crew

Natalie Casey Donna Henshaw
Will Mellor Gary 'Gaz' Wilkinson
Sheridan Smith Janet
Kathryn Drysdale Louise
Ralf Little Jonny Keogh
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
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
Nick Rae 1st Assistant Director

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