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 4 - Angry Wangry

Janet decides to become a student so Louise arranges for Janet to meet some of her uni friends.

Further details

Janet wants to become demure and educated when Louise tells her that study improves every aspect of your life. When she decides to become a student, Louise arranges for Janet to meet some of her uni friends, reassuring her that students 'love a bit of grit'.

Fed up with Donna's constant sarcasm Louise calls her an 'angry wangry', prompting Donna to try and control her anger. Cameron, a rich pompous student, invites Janet to perform at a poetry reading. At the reading Janet humiliates herself, resulting in a kick in the bollocks for Cameron from Jonny. Back at home Jonny comforts Janet with a digestive and the wise words 'If you're educated and demure it means you can't eat mashed potato butties and p**s in the sink.'

Meanwhile Gaz decides that women don't fancy him now that he's got a girlfriend. He asks Jonny to come to a disco to see if he can still pull. Unfortunately all the girls prefer Jonny's hard-to-get attitude and try to get off with him - Jonny decides it's all too much and goes home to watch the new ER episode, leaving Gaz alone in the pub to rip off his shirt. Donna walks in at this precise moment but, controlling her anger, decides to buy him a drink instead of throttling him.

Gaz is thrilled at Donna's new attitude and tells her so, walking home. He wonders aloud whether she might wear shorter skirts and if he could get off with other women. The new, relaxed Donna refrains from another angry outburst, and instead pushes him calmly into the canal.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 19th March 2001
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
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
Georgina Beer Old Lady
Matt Green (as Matthew Green) Cameron
Samantha Lavelle Sexy Thing
Kelly Jones Michelle
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
Mark Lawrence Editor
Harry Banks Production Designer
Christian Henson Composer
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