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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It's Janet and Gaz's first night as a couple after Donna has moved to London to be with Wesley and start a new career.

Further details

Janet and Gaz plan their first night together as a couple. However, things don't go as smoothly as planned when Janet finds out that Gaz has asked his ex-girlfriend, "bald Shirley", to babysit Corinthian.

Gaz is annoyed that Jonny, although dead, is still haunting their relationship - his possessions are all around the flat, including his ear-wax candle and his concrete head. And Janet starts every sentence with "since Jonny died". It also doesn't help when Gaz admits he was sleeping with Donna and Janet at the same time.

They soon find their own unique way of resolving the argument and decide that, although they both miss Jonny, they have to move on if they are to make it as a couple.

Broadcast details

Sunday 15th March 2009
BBC Three
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Will Mellor Gary 'Gaz' Wilkinson
    Sheridan Smith Janet
    Writing team
    Susan Nickson Writer
    Jon Brown Script Editor
    Production team
    Nick Wood Director
    Michelle Farr Producer
    Jo Sargent Executive Producer
    Mark Lawrence Editor
    Harry Banks Production Designer
    Christian Henson Composer

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