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 6, Episode 9 - Closing Time

The gang struggle with problems as Janet tries to find a way to keep the pub open and Louise feels unwell - though Kelly thinks she recognises the symptoms. Jonny worries he has fallen in love with Gaz, and the arrival of Donna's brother causes chaos.

Further details

Jonny is still missing Gaz, possibly a little bit too much, which makes him wonder if he might be turning a bit gay. Janet's sympathy is short-lived as she receives a letter saying The Archer is going to be closed for good.

Much to Donna's annoyance, Gaz arranges for her little brother to come and stay with them, but Dion turns out to be a teenage terror rather than a loveable tot.

To stop the pub being closed down, Janet and Kelly create their own hostage situation, but it fails to raise any interest. Would a siege work any better perhaps? Jonny's sexuality is still causing him confusion, but a forced-snog with one of the elderly pub regulars is hardly likely to prove anything.

The horror of Donna's brother causes her to abandon all hope of having a decent family, until Gaz suggests they start from the beginning and make their own family. Donna can't help herself, and gets down on one knee and asks Gaz to marry her and he accepts.

The siege gets under way at the pub and all the gang are determined to stay put, but when a man from the brewery arrives and describes the various death traps in the building, Janet is left with no option but to lock-up for the very last time.

Broadcast details

Sunday 23rd April 2006
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
    Hayley Bishop Kelly
    Guest cast
    Robert Hartley Dion
    Russell Richardson Jim
    Writing team
    Susan Nickson Writer
    Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
    Production team
    Nick Wood Director
    Helen Williams Producer
    Micheál Jacob Executive Producer
    Stephen McCrum Executive Producer
    Mark Lawrence Editor
    Harry Banks Production Designer
    Christian Henson Composer

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