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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use British English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is a British comedy television series sitcom that ran from 26 February 2001 to 24 May 2011 and starred Sheridan Smith, Will Mellor, Ralf Little, Natalie Casey, Kathryn Drysdale and Luke Gell. Created and written by Susan Nickson, it is set in the town of Runcorn in Cheshire, England, and originally revolves around the lives of five twenty-somethings. Little departed after the airing of the sixth series with Smith and Drysdale leaving following the airing of the eighth series. The ninth and final series had major changes with new main cast members and new writers.

The core cast have been augmented by various recurring characters throughout the series, including Beverly Callard, Lee Oakes, Hayley Bishop, Alison Mac, Thomas Nelstrop and Jonathon Dutton. The show was first broadcast in 2001 on BBC Two. The title was inspired by the 1980 hit single “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please” by Splodgenessabounds.<ref name="BBC">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> On 23 July 2011, it was confirmed that the series would not be returning due to BBC Three wanting to make room for new comedies and feeling that the series had come to a natural end following the departures of most of the main cast members.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

As of March 2014, VIVA bought the rights to the series, broadcasting series 1-9, Monday to Thursday. As of 31 July 2015, Viva is now on Freeview channel 58, and is only available to viewers who have devices which are compatible with Freeview HD, Freeview Play, YouView or EE TV in selected areas of the UK. It will be broadcasting from 9:00am until 11:00am. thus making it unlikely that anymore episodes of the series will be broadcast by VIVA.


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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use British English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is a British comedy television series sitcom that ran from 26 February 2001 to 24 May 2011 and starred Sheridan Smith, Will Mellor, Ralf Little, Natalie Casey, Kathryn Drysdale and Luke Gell. Created and written by Susan Nickson, it is set in the town of Runcorn in Cheshire, England, and originally revolves around the lives of five twenty-somethings. Little departed after the airing of the sixth series with Smith and Drysdale leaving following the airing of the eighth series. The ninth and final series had major changes with new main cast members and new writers.

The core cast have been augmented by various recurring characters throughout the series, including Beverly Callard, Lee Oakes, Hayley Bishop, Alison Mac, Thomas Nelstrop and Jonathon Dutton. The show was first broadcast in 2001 on BBC Two. The title was inspired by the 1980 hit single “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please” by Splodgenessabounds.<ref name="BBC">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> On 23 July 2011, it was confirmed that the series would not be returning due to BBC Three wanting to make room for new comedies and feeling that the series had come to a natural end following the departures of most of the main cast members.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

As of March 2014, VIVA bought the rights to the series, broadcasting series 1-9, Monday to Thursday. As of 31 July 2015, Viva is now on Freeview channel 58, and is only available to viewers who have devices which are compatible with Freeview HD, Freeview Play, YouView or EE TV in selected areas of the UK. It will be broadcasting from 9:00am until 11:00am. thus making it unlikely that anymore episodes of the series will be broadcast by VIVA.


Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps sections
Intro  Background  Series  Episodes  Cast  DVD releases  Filming locations  References  External links  

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