BBC axes Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps
BBC’s long-running comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is being axed.
The BBC Three comedy has run for nine seasons across ten years clocking up 80 episodes but it won’t be returning for a tenth season.
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps first aired on BBC Two before moving to BBC Three for its second series where it has remained since. New BBC Three controller Zai Bennett has decided to ditch the long-running comedy in favour of new commissions.
“BBC3 is all about giving new writers a chance. It’s now time to give that chance to others.” The Mirror quotes him as saying.
The series originally starred Ralf Little, Will Mellor, Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale and Natalie Casey. However, Ralf Little bowed out after six seasons while Sheridan Smith and Kathryn Drysdale both left at the end of its eight season.
Other cast members over the years have included Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard, Lee Oakes and Georgia Henshaw.