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 3 - Shrink

Janet and Gaz decide to take some extreme measures to stop Louise's blackmail plans. Donna's spending spree is interrupted by Gaz's bombshell.

Further details

Janet and Jonny are discussing their wedding plans. Jonny goes off to tell people that he and Janet are engaged again. This fails to impress Kelly, Munch, Donna, and Gaz.

Janet finally cheers Jonny up when she tells him that they're having a baby - now that is news! Louise announces she's not going to tell Jonny about Janet and Gaz. She is going to blackmail Janet instead.

Janet and Gaz plan to stop Louise being so wicked with embarrassing stories from Louise's childhood. Everything fails until Gaz has a brainwave and snogs Louise. At last they can blackmail Louise for kissing Gaz!

The trouble is that Louise got very turned on and Kelly is upset that Gaz didn't kiss her. Gaz is left to make amends as only he can.

Donna's had Flo's house valued and is going to be rich. Donna decides to spend spend spend by going on a dream holiday with Gaz. Then Gaz makes the mistake of telling Donna about his the terrible day he has had.

Broadcast details

Sunday 16th January 2005
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 12th July 2011 12:20am W
Friday 9th September 2011 10:20pm W
Tuesday 27th December 2011 12:15am W
Wednesday 28th December 2011 12:00am W
Friday 28th September 2012 12:40am W
Saturday 3rd November 2012 12:30am W
Tuesday 11th March 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Wednesday 12th March 2014 12:20am VIVA
Sunday 4th May 2014 12:00am VIVA
Sunday 4th May 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Wednesday 21st May 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Thursday 22nd May 2014 12:20am VIVA
Tuesday 29th July 2014 10:00pm VIVA
Wednesday 30th July 2014 12:20am VIVA
Monday 29th September 2014 9:40pm VIVA
Tuesday 30th September 2014 1:00am VIVA
Monday 8th December 2014 10:40pm VIVA
Tuesday 9th December 2014 1:00am VIVA
Wednesday 17th July 2019 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 18th July 2019 2:00am Gold
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 10:35pm Gold
Thursday 24th October 2019 2:05am Gold
Saturday 3rd December 2022 9:00pm BBC3
Saturday 13th May 2023 10:30pm BBC3
Sunday 14th May 2023 3:30am BBC3
Saturday 30th September 2023 10:35pm BBC3
Sunday 1st October 2023 3:20am BBC3
Saturday 10th February 2024 11:40pm BBC3
Sunday 11th February 2024 2:20am BBC3
Thursday 7th March 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
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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