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 5, Episode 1 - Dead

Jonny finds his near-death experience of being gunned down by the police has a profound affect on his relationship with Janet, as she struggles to cope with her loss. The funeral of Donna's mother takes place.

Further details

The episode starts with a funeral. But thanks to the phone and text vote at the end of Series 4, it's not Jonny's funeral but Donna's Mum Flo's.

Grief makes Donna extremely horny. But she struggles to satisfy her horn because Gaz finds that the funeral has 'unmanlified' him. While Donna finds a new way to keep herself happy, Gaz once again has to go to extreme measures to get an erection (or resurrection, as Donna calls it.)

Jonny's shooting has made him famous and he's determined to make the most of it. Janet thinks Jonny is being really stupid milking his celebrity until she discovers that North West Tonight's Gordon Burns is coming to the press conference to watch Jonny take his first steps from the wheelchair. Janet's so excited. But will Jonny rise to the occasion?

Louise tries to avoid all blame for Jonny's shooting until she hears that someone else is being applauded for making Jonny famous. She blabs and as a result she is arrested for incitement to GBH. And Munch gets the hots for barmaid Kelly.


Whilst the on-screen title calls the episode 'Dead', it was promoted under the name 'Death'.

Broadcast details

Sunday 2nd January 2005
BBC Three
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Natalie Casey Donna Henshaw
    Will Mellor Gary 'Gaz' Wilkinson
    Sheridan Smith Janet
    Kathryn Drysdale Louise
    Ralf Little Jonny
    Lee Oakes Munch
    Hayley Bishop Kelly
    Guest cast
    John Webb Vicar
    Rob Hughes Policeman
    Bruce McGregor Pallbearer 1
    Charlie Dickinson Pallbearer 2
    Gordon Burns Self
    Writing team
    Susan Nickson Writer
    Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
    Production team
    Gareth Carrivick Director
    Stephen McCrum Producer
    Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
    Micheál Jacob Executive Producer
    Mark Lawrence Editor
    Harry Banks Production Designer
    Christian Henson Composer

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