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 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

Monday 19th March 2001
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 15th April 2011 11:00pm W
Wednesday 9th May 2012 1:20am W
Thursday 10th May 2012 12:05am W
Tuesday 30th October 2012 12:00am W
Friday 23rd November 2012 12:00am W
Thursday 10th January 2013 12:00am W
Friday 25th January 2013 12:00am W
Tuesday 1st October 2013 10:40pm VIVA
Wednesday 2nd October 2013 1:00am VIVA
Monday 21st October 2013 10:40pm VIVA
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 1:00am VIVA
Monday 11th November 2013 10:40pm VIVA
Tuesday 12th November 2013 1:00am VIVA
Thursday 28th November 2013 10:40pm VIVA
Friday 29th November 2013 2:00am VIVA
Wednesday 18th December 2013 10:40pm VIVA
Thursday 19th December 2013 1:00am VIVA
Saturday 28th December 2013 1:00am VIVA
Friday 3rd January 2014 1:00am VIVA
Tuesday 21st January 2014 10:40pm VIVA
Wednesday 22nd January 2014 1:00am VIVA
Monday 10th February 2014 10:40pm VIVA
Tuesday 11th February 2014 1:00am VIVA
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 10:40pm VIVA
Thursday 24th April 2014 1:00am VIVA
Wednesday 2nd July 2014 10:40pm VIVA
Thursday 3rd July 2014 1:00am VIVA
Friday 8th August 2014 12:15am Comedy Central
Friday 8th August 2014 1:55am Comedy Central
Sunday 24th August 2014 12:40am VIVA
Monday 25th August 2014 12:00am VIVA
Tuesday 11th November 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Wednesday 12th November 2014 12:20am VIVA
Wednesday 4th February 2015 11:00pm VIVA
Thursday 6th June 2019 11:00pm Gold
Friday 7th June 2019 1:20am Gold
Tuesday 24th September 2019 10:15pm Gold
Wednesday 25th September 2019 2:25am Gold
Saturday 1st October 2022 10:30pm BBC3
Saturday 18th March 2023 10:30pm BBC3
Sunday 19th March 2023 3:05am BBC3
Saturday 5th August 2023 11:00pm BBC3
Sunday 6th August 2023 3:30am BBC3
Thursday 21st September 2023 10:40pm Dave
Sunday 5th November 2023 11:40pm Dave
Saturday 30th December 2023 10:55pm BBC3
Sunday 31st December 2023 2:35am 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
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
Jez Nightingale Line Producer
Mark Lawrence 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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