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.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 10th July 2011 11:40pm W
Friday 19th August 2011 10:55pm W
Saturday 20th August 2011 2:25am W
Friday 2nd September 2011 2:15am W
Friday 2nd September 2011 10:20pm W
Friday 2nd November 2012 12:00am W
Saturday 17th November 2012 12:55am W
Monday 10th March 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Tuesday 11th March 2014 12:20am VIVA
Sunday 27th April 2014 1:20am VIVA
Sunday 27th April 2014 11:20pm VIVA
Tuesday 20th May 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Wednesday 21st May 2014 12:20am VIVA
Monday 28th July 2014 9:55pm VIVA
Tuesday 29th July 2014 12:15am VIVA
Thursday 25th September 2014 10:40pm VIVA
Friday 26th September 2014 1:00am VIVA
Thursday 4th December 2014 10:40pm VIVA
Friday 5th December 2014 1:00am VIVA
Monday 15th July 2019 11:00pm Gold
Tuesday 16th July 2019 2:10am Gold
Monday 21st October 2019 11:35pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 2:00am Gold
Saturday 26th November 2022 10:00pm BBC3
Saturday 13th May 2023 9:30pm BBC3
Sunday 14th May 2023 2:30am BBC3
Saturday 30th September 2023 9:35pm BBC3
Sunday 1st October 2023 2:20am BBC3
Saturday 3rd February 2024 11:50pm BBC3
Sunday 4th February 2024 2:35am BBC3
Thursday 29th February 2024 11:20pm Dave

Cast & crew

Natalie Casey Donna Henshaw
Will Mellor Gary 'Gaz' Wilkinson
Sheridan Smith Janet
Kathryn Drysdale Louise
Ralf Little Jonny Keogh
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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