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Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps set for comeback

The Runcorn-set comedy series - which ran between 2001 and 2011 - is set to return after more than a decade off screens.

The Manc The Manc - 19th July 2021

Iconic North-West sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is all set for a comeback, the show’s creator has confirmed.

Susan Nickson – who penned the original BBC comedy series – revealed that she is planning to reboot the show after more than a decade off screens.

Two of the series’ main stars – Will Mellor and Ralf Little – are apparently on board for the new series, with discussions currently being held with the BBC.

Susan Nickson told the Drama School Dropout podcast: “We are talking to the BBC.

Two Pints original cast // BBC

“They are a corporation and in a corporation there are many cogs and those cogs move extremely slowly.


“So basically what you’ve got, it’s me, Will, Ralf and all three of us are just going, ‘Yeah, we’re here, we’ll do it,’ and the BBC are going, ‘Ah brilliant, yeah let’s do it,’ and I’m sort of sat here going, ‘Ok, when?’ and they go, ‘Well, we don’t know.’”

Two Pints, which ran for nine series from 2001 until 2011, had Little, Mellor, Natalie Casey, Sheridan Smith and Kathryn Drysdale in its original lineup, with Luke Gell also becoming a main cast member in 2008.


Nickson said she was unsure whether Sheridan, Casey, Drysdale or Gell would return just yet, but did confirm that the reboot of Two Pints may include themes such as toxic masculinity.

“I would like to pick up the story with two ageing working-class geezers in a pub combating the terrible things that we say about men at the moment,” Nickson stated.

“Some men might not understand that the bad guys exist. I want to see the comforting story of people like Gaz and Jonny, who live in a world where bad guys don’t exist.


“I want them to acknowledge the bad guys are out there though, but I don’t want Gaz and Jonny to be them.”

All 80 episodes of Two Pints are currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer.