Two Pints of Lager creator confirms series return with BBC keen for reboot

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Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps will return to the BBC show creator Susan Nickson has confirmed.

The show ran for a decade until 2011 and Susan admitted she’s in talks with the BBC about the sitcom’s return.

Two Pints stars Will Mellor and Ralf Little, who played Gaz Wilkinson and Jonny Keogh, are also keen for a reboot to happen – though it seems the actresses who starred may not be returning.

Speaking on the Drama School Dropout podcast, Susan said: “We are talking to the BBC. They are a corporation and in a corporation, there are many cogs and those cogs move extremely slowly.

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“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’.

“So, what we’ve got is a corporation that has no idea.”

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Talks of the sitcom's return come after Susan marked the 20th anniversary of the show earlier this year.

In the short sketch, Gaz received a call from Jonny who he thought was dead.

Speaking about what the characters would be like now, Susan added: "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. Some men might not understand that the bad guys exist.

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"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."

Despite the show also co-starring Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale and Natalie Casey, Susan admitted she wasn’t sure if the actresses would be involved in the return.

This comes as Will previously revealed he hadn’t spoken to co-star Sheridan in years, admitting: "I've not seen Sheridan or spoken to Sheridan in four years. I rang her for a while and just nothing, so I don't know her any more.

"I wish her all the best, but she hasn't called me in years."

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