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 8 - Fat

Gaz is unable to get over losing Donna, and has been consoling himself by constant eating... and he's put on 15 stone! He's mortified when he bumps into Donna and she can't believe the size of him.

Further details

Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps. Gary 'Gaz' Wilkinson (Will Mellor). Copyright: BBC.

Donna has become a successful sales executive at a bucket factory. Gaz is unable to get over losing Donna, and has been consoling himself by constant eating... and he's put on 15 stone! He's mortified when he bumps into Donna and she can't believe the size of him.

Janet insists Jonny get a job, much to his horror, and sorts him out with the position of pot man at the pub, working with Kelly. Luckily for him, he manages to get the sack on his first day.

Janet and Jonny haven't been bothering to do any tidying up, and their house is a tip. Louise brings round the teenage girls she's supervising for her Community Service order to tidy up. But they just end up sitting round with Janet, drinking and smoking fags.

Janet realises she really doesn't want her baby to grow up to be like these teenagers, so she finally sets about tidying up, and developing her mothering and nesting instincts.

Meanwhile, Gaz is determined to slim down and get Donna back, so he decides to lose weight the best way he knows how and with Munch coaching him, he manages to lose weight doing a very pleasurable exercise!

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 20th February 2005
Channel
BBC Three
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
Lee Oakes Munch
Hayley Bishop Kelly
Guest cast
Chelsee Healey Community Service Girl 1
Rachel S Spencer Community Service Girl 2
Writing team
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Ariane Sherine Writer
Production team
Gareth Carrivick Director
Nick Wood Director
Stephen McCrum Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Micheál Jacob Executive Producer
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