Comedy Clicks – Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisp

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

This week we will be looking at a show that ran from 2001 – Two Pints of Lager and A Packet of Crisp


Opening Titles / Theme Tune


About the Show

Summary of Plot 

The Lives And Loves Of Fives Friends In The Northern Town Of Runcorn.- IMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes 

83 Episodes


Will Mellor – Gaz

Natalie Casey – Donna

Sheridan Smith – Janet

Kathryn Drysdale – Louise

Ralf Little – Jonny


+The word ‘fuck’ is only allowed to be used once in every series. It always appears in the last episode.

+ The title is a reference to the 1980 hit single “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please” by Splodgenessabounds.

+ In the first series, the “Girl’s Pub” is the Mayhew, while the “Boy’s Pub” is the Archer (in subsequent series only the Archer is used), a reference to script editor Paul Mayhew-Archer.

+ There are three different versions of how Jonny and Janet got together. In the first series, Gaz states that Jonny left his previous girlfriend for Janet. In series 2, it’s Janet who left her boyfriend, Andy, for Jonny. In the musical special, they are both single and meet in a nightclub

Classic Clips 

Biscuit Rap

Donnas Kinky Night In

Janet and Gaz Kiss

Fat Gaz

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