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.

Series 6, Episode 8 - War, Hurrgh!

Janet starts her job managing The Archer, and in a bid to attract an older clientele, decides to give the pub a wartime theme, while Donna is still intent on revenge. Jonny helps Gaz become a dad, and Louise becomes a prostitute.

Further details

With Janet starting her job at the Archer and the current rift with Gaz, Jonny is worried that he's going to be lonely. Getting a job is out of the question, but maybe he should get Gaz a present as reconciliation; a puppy!

Janet decides that what the pub needs is food, and a theme. Exploiting the power of the 'grey pound', she throws the pub back into the 1940's with a World War II theme. Jealous of her success, Donna lies and says she's just had an interview for a job as a health and safety inspector and threatens to close the pub down unless it's cleaned spotlessly.

Facing her financial crises, Louise decides upon the only logical course of action: become a prostitute. Her 'Pretty Woman' fantasy proves short-lived though. Meanwhile, after his less-than-successful efforts at looking after the puppy, Gaz tries his luck at adoption.

Donna's persisting with her plan to pose as a health and safety inspector to punish Janet, but she's easily rumbled when Gaz lets it slip that she doesn't have a job at all. Janet throws Donna out of the pub, but when a real health and safety inspector turns up he threatens to close the place down.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 16th April 2006
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
Hayley Bishop Kelly
Guest cast
Alan Parnaby Steve Shaw
Michelle Whitehead Hannah
Geoff Kay Perve
Rob Cannon Hotel Guard
Writing team
Robin Taylor Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Becky Martin Director
Helen Williams Producer
Micheál Jacob Executive Producer
Stephen McCrum Executive Producer
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