The BEST episodes directed by Gareth Carrivick

5 votes

#1 - 1987

The Smoking Room - Season 2 - Episode 3

Robin discovers photographs from the 1987 company brochure, bringing back mixed emotions of everyone's past portrait.

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Feeding Time
4 votes

#2 - Feeding Time

The Smoking Room - Season 1 - Episode 6

It's lunch-hour and it's raining. Janet is supposed to be getting Sharon's lunch, but she's more concerned about keeping her hair dry. A magazine questionnaire reveals more about the smokers than they want to know. While Janet considers rebelling against Sharon, Annie is trying to get Barry's lunch. Then their peace is disturbed by Gordon - a non-smoker.

Happy Birthday
4 votes

#3 - Happy Birthday

The Smoking Room - Season 1 - Episode 8

It's Lilian's birthday: Yvonne and Lois are organising nibbles, Annie is trying to chat Robin up and Sharon's attempts to mix with her workforce succeed only in driving Gordon to drink. Robin is hoping Ben from the post room will finally turn up.

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3 votes

#4 - Quitters

The Smoking Room - Season 2 - Episode 6

Despite being a smoker herself, Sharon is concerned about the amount of time being taken by the smokers for smoking breaks. So she's organised an anti-smoking seminar; attendance is compulsory. Naturally, the smokers aren't happy to participate. Derek, the man hosting the seminar, is dressed as a cigarette... he sings too.

Last Night a Graphic Designer Saved My Life
3 votes

#5 - Last Night a Graphic Designer Saved My Life

The Smoking Room - Season 2 - Episode 7

After saving an old lady from a mugger, Sally is front page news. Clint and Len are a little star-struck by the now famous Sally, which leaves Robin wondering if it might be going to her head. Gordon can see an opportunity though and offers his advice on how to exploit her new found fame.

Only Temporary
5 votes

#6 - Only Temporary

The Smoking Room - Season 1 - Episode 7

A new temp has arrived and she has already managed to get Barry out of his trousers. Barry is smitten with her, but Len dreams only of Mickey Mouse. Lilian is back from her holiday, with cheap cigarettes and tales of 'Aristotle'.

114 votes

#7 - Spring

The Vicar of Dibley - Season 3 - Episode 3

It's Spring and it's almost time for Hugo and Alice's baby's Christening. David Horton decides to get a different bishop to do the Christening as Geraldine will be one of the godparents. After a shocking turn of events, he finds himself in love with Geraldine and proposes to her! Will she go through with the wedding or not?

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4 votes

#8 - Smashed

The Smoking Room - Season 2 - Episode 4

The smoking room has been vandalised during a break-in. The smokers try to identify the culprit and end up suspecting everyone. Barry has even drawn up a list of possible suspects; Which brings us to, Robin - Just how did he get that black eye?

Episode 1
54 votes

#9 - Episode 1

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 1 - Episode 1

Sketches: Indian Office, Check Please - Fat, What does it mean to be a Sikh?, Calcutta Male Vocal Choir, New Image Muffins, Check Please - Rash, What does it mean to be a Hindu?, Smita Smitten, Cinema Ad, Going For An English, Check Please - Models, Guru - Rhapsody, Briefly Encountered, Muslim Gag, Dinner at the Coopers, Check Please - Fish smell, Kiss My Chuddies (song), Guru Doorstepper - Becoming a Hindu.

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54 votes

#10 - Fat

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 5 - Episode 8

Five months after Jonny and Janet got married, Donna and Gaz are still not talking. Donna has moved up in the bucket world, and is on a mission to sell 4,000 buckets in 5 days. While out, she finds out Gaz, who she has not seen for 5 months, has gained weight since they last saw each other. In attempts to get Donna back, Gaz finds an interesting way to loose weight. Meanwhile, Janet fears that her nesting instinct will never kick in, however Louise and a group of ""chavettes"" help her come to her senses...

Pity the Fool
3 votes

#11 - Pity the Fool

The Smoking Room - Season 2 - Episode 5

It's April Fool's Day and instructions have come from head office to mark the occasion with practical jokes to boost staff morale. Sharon - predictably is against the idea, but that doesn't stop Janet distributing the suitable props she has been issued around the building. The smokers are not in the least bit interested; they feel that life plays enough cruel jokes on you.

How I Got My Vase
119 votes

#12 - How I Got My Vase

Beautiful People (2008) - Season 1 - Episode 1

While at Kylie's, Simon steals one of Reba's dresses and tries it on back at home. Ashlene takes a Polaroid photo of him wearing it and threatens to show it to everyone unless he styles her hair to look like Heather Small's. Debbie finds the dress in the bin, assumes Reba is having an affair with Andy, and fights her in the street. Simon reveals that he took the dress. Debbie tries to quit drinking alcohol but starts again when Andy tells her she is boring when she is sober. Simon sees supposedly-vegan Hayley eating a burger and threatens to tell everyone. To keep him quiet, she gives him £30, which he spends on a vase that he has had his eye on for a long time.

152 votes

#13 - Autumn

The Vicar of Dibley - Season 3 - Episode 1

The vicar desperately tries to spend an evening alone with Simon. Alice returns from her honeymoon and may be pregnant.

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7 votes

#14 - R.I.P.

The Smoking Room - Season 1 - Episode 2

Death visits the regulars of The Smoking Room. Martin [a colleague] has dropped dead in Asda and more importantly (to Annie), so has her pet rabbit. No reason to close the office ealry though, according to Sharon.

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104 votes

#15 - Winter

The Vicar of Dibley - Season 3 - Episode 2

Dibley prepares for the annual nativity play.

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6 votes

#16 - Bzzzzzzzzz

The Smoking Room - Season 2 - Episode 1

Janet's nephew Dominic shadows Robin for the day for his university thesis.

Do De Dum De Da
8 votes

#17 - Do De Dum De Da

The Smoking Room - Season 1 - Episode 1

The cast of The Smoking Room are introduced as they try to remember the theme tune to, 'Little House On The Prairie'. Barry has an interview, he thinks it's between him and 'Alky Malky'. However, there's an external candidate to be considered - Monique...

58 votes

#18 - Summer

The Vicar of Dibley - Season 3 - Episode 4

The water board offer to solve Dibley's drought by relocating the town.

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135 votes

#19 - Lard

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 1 - Episode 5

The lads are winding Janet up with the old one about it being impossible for girls to be as funny as boys. Not one to resist a challenge, Janet trawls through her ‘crack-a-joke' books looking for that killer one-liner Jonny, however doesn't find the fact that he has been fantasizing about Louise quite so funny of course, Gas's advice is to say nothing. Janet is driving everyone mad with her stupid jokes and in a bid to shut her up Gas tells her that Jonny loves Louise. A heartbroken Janet summons a meeting with her friends and lets rip with a torrent of abuse. Unoffended but rather amused by this, the group begin to giggle. Janet is so chuffed at being able to make her friends laugh she forgives them all. Walking home Jonny feebly excuses himself from his Louise fixation by telling Janet that it got her over her joke obsession. Janet gets her revenge by admitting she too has kissed Louise but Jonny takes things that one step too far boasting that he touched Louise's boobs too.

Chocolate Box
6 votes

#20 - Chocolate Box

The Smoking Room - Season 1 - Episode 5

It's Valentines Day and a box of chocolates has been left in the smoking room, but an ambiguous and badly spelt note left with them makes the identity of the recipient unclear. Clint thinks they are for him, Robin hopes they are for him. Meanwhile Heidi has returned from maternity leave, trouble is, nobody seemed to notice she had gone.

Light My Fire
8 votes

#21 - Light My Fire

The Smoking Room - Season 1 - Episode 4

To the annoyance of a Japanese client, nobody in the smoking room has a lighter. To the annoyance of Janet, the Japanese client is annoyed! She's not too impressed with Clint's Yoda impression either. Worse still for Sally, Annie has come to work wearing the same top.

How I Got My Nose
86 votes

#22 - How I Got My Nose

Beautiful People (2008) - Season 1 - Episode 2

Simon Doonan now living in New York, remembers the time auditioning for the school play led to his mother being arrested for assault and the re-enactment of a famous horror film.

No Place Like Home
7 votes

#23 - No Place Like Home

The Smoking Room - Season 2 - Episode 2

A severe snowstorm has brought the roads to a gridlock and trapped everyone at work after hours.

How I Got My Tongs
57 votes

#24 - How I Got My Tongs

Beautiful People (2008) - Season 1 - Episode 5

A trip to the hairdresser and a fabulous pair of shimmering golden hair tongs prompts Simon's decision to turn Kylie into Princess Diana.

Piggy Goes Oink
59 votes

#25 - Piggy Goes Oink

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 4 - Episode 2

Janet tells Jonny he has to move out of the house, he now has nowhere to go! Until he meets Kate, the barmaid in the pub, and they get very close! Gaz is still not happy with Donna's plans to become a student, so he challenges David to a drinking contest! But Donna is more interested in Louise's book, which brings the girls to tears! So much so, Janet realises she made a big mistake dumping Jonny, and goes to get him back, only to find him and Kate sharing a kiss!

Dirty Girls
96 votes

#26 - Dirty Girls

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 2 - Episode 3

Janet re-discovers a love letter from her gorgeous ex and resorts to deception to prevent Jonny becoming jealous. Flo asks Donna to move out so she can set up a massage parlour in her old room. And, unable to decide how to handle her boyfriend, Louise experiments with gay sex.

85 votes

#27 - Cuggles

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 4 - Episode 4

Jonny and Kate can't get any privacy to have sex, so Gaz lets them use the flat, which is all very well, until Donna gets home! Louise decides she needs to get a job after she graduates, but unfortunately discovers a sociology degree won't get her a much better job than working in Pizza Hut! Gaz is upset that Donna has been neglecting him, but Janet is around to comfort him, but unfortunately things get a little bit out of control...

Homeless and Horny
86 votes

#28 - Homeless and Horny

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 4 - Episode 7

Gaz has a problem, his penis, or ""Mr Nudge"" as he calls it, isn't working properly, he's tried everything, from fantasies about Fern Britton to wearing a cock ring! Jonny is struggling with single life, he's got no money to buy a pint! Janet wants him to come home, but he can't, he has his pride! Louise gets carried away in her job at the bakery and sacks everyone, but then finds she's been sacked herself! Jonny is still resisting Janet's pleas to make him come home, until he see's what she's wearing...

Mate Date
86 votes

#29 - Mate Date

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 4 - Episode 6

Janet has a new boss at the bakery, that turns out to be Louise! But she has a rather different way of doing things! Donna wants Gaz to split Jonny and Kate up, but tells him not to sleep with her, but he ignores this, takes her out on a date, but Donna finds out and stops him from sleeping with her! Kate, however, is furious that Gaz tried to come on to her, and tells Jonny to choose between her or his friends, but its an easy choice for Jonny, and he dumps her!

188 votes

#30 - Spunk

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 1 - Episode 2

Gaz hasn't called Donna in the week since their date, to soften her up for an undemanding relationship. The girls are weighing themselves, and Louise finds she weighs more than she did at 14 for the first time since then, and goes on a diet and exercise regime. Donna gives up waiting for Gaz, and goes round to his pad, where her mother phones to invite him round for a meal and to meet the family, including Donna's very forward sister Katie. On Gaz's advice, Jonny is trying to treat Janet mean, to keep her keen, but then goes missing, so everyone has to drop what they're doing and go searching for him.

Jammy Dodgers
140 votes

#31 - Jammy Dodgers

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 3 - Episode 8

Janet tries to get passionate with Jonny, while Gaz wants Donna to go out so he can get passionate with himself.

Mo Mo and Pigsy
68 votes

#32 - Mo Mo and Pigsy

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 2 - Episode 6

After all the arguments, Donna is living with Jonny, while Janet is living with Gaz, but nobody really knows where anybody is! Donna suggests that Jonny should go to Andy's to ask where Janet is, but as much as he tries to hide it, it's clear he is too scared, but not scared enough to steal an engagement ring off him and offer it to Janet!

On the Blob
154 votes

#33 - On the Blob

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 2 - Episode 1

Donna thinks she's pregnant and Gaz is scared out his wits at the prospect of becoming a father. Meanwhile, Louise is exercising her psychic powers and, following the spirits' career advice, Jonny undertakes a new career involving a black leotard…

56 votes

#34 - Crab

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 5 - Episode 7

It's the day of Jonny's and Janet wedding, and they're nowhere to be found! Gaz and Donna rush off looking for them. Gaz thinks he left Jonny tied to a lamp post, but the barmaid took him down. Jonny and Janet are stuck in an Iceland van. They wake up in their wedding outfits, and have no idea why they're there. Meanwhile Gaz and Donna pretend to be Jonny and Janet, so they still can get married. Luckily, the Iceland van ends up at their wedding, and Janet and Jonny finally get married.

Ugly Babies
111 votes

#35 - Ugly Babies

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 1 - Episode 6

The pitter patter of tiny feet may be just around the corner for Janet and Jonny. Janet turns to Donna and Louise for advice. Louise is her usual tactless self in her reaction, ‘Excellent, I have a single mum friend to show off to my friends at University' while Donna heads to the chemist to buy Janet a pregnancy test. But Janet can't muster up a sample so Donna turns to Flo for hints on possible pregnancy symptoms which, according to Flo, include hot flushes and a passion for Guinness. Jonny has not taken the news about possible fatherhood too well, but several beers down the pub and a talking-to from Louise later he decides that parenthood is perfect for him. When Janet finally has the results from her pregnancy test—Is she or isn't she? And just why is Donna taking such an interest in the whole matter—is there something she needs to tell Gaz?

Episode 2
19 votes

#36 - Episode 2

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 1 - Episode 2

Sketches: Mrs 'I Can Make It At Home' - Italian, Six Million Rupee Man, Gay Son, Mrs 'I Can Make It At Home' - Cheese, Pet Cow Montage, Mrs 'I Can Make It At Home' - Casualty, Uncle Fixer - Holiday, I Know Him Too Well (song), Uncle Fixer - Money, Audition, Pet Cow - Cowflap, Uncle Fixer - Kidney transplant, Oprah Muffins, Uncle Fixer - Funeral, Rough Guide to the UK, Mrs 'I Can Make It At Home' on Masterchef.

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86 votes

#37 - Purgatory

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 4 - Episode 5

Gaz is feeling guilty about sleeping with Janet, but manages to keep it from Donna and doesn't tell her, although Janet, in a moment of guilt herself, can't help blurting it out to her! The two girls forgive each other, although Donna doesn't quite know the whole story! Louise is graduating so Kate suggests they should have a party at Janet's house, but as Jonny pops round earlier to drop something off, Jonny and Janet realise they still miss each other, and they end up kissing...

Bone with the Wind
199 votes

#38 - Bone with the Wind

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 1 - Episode 3

Donna moves her toothbrush into Gaz's flat, and he reacts badly, thinking it's the first step to moving in completely. Meanwhile, Flo is encouraging Donna to move out of the family home. Louise is getting chatted up by Kev, who, from her description, the other two are convinced is gay - it turns out they are right, and Louise decides to make the best of things by becoming a '˜fag hag'. Janet tries various ways to improve her love life with Jonny, but just makes him suspicious, he thinks that she's been sleeping with a bloke named Pedro, who Gaz made up because he was too drunk to think straight.

Filthy Brunching
106 votes

#39 - Filthy Brunching

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 4 - Episode 8

Janet wants to introduce something a bit more adventurous in to her sex life with Jonny, but Jonny isn't playing along! Gaz is worried what Donna may be getting up too with her tutor, so he storms round to the cafe they're in, and threatens him! He thinks there's a gun in his pocket, turns out, his penis problem has been solved! Louise gets a new job, which puts her in control of Jonny's criminal record, a few alterations are made and the police are after him! They shoot him! Will he live or die? Find out next series!

150 votes

#40 - Bungle

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 2 - Episode 2

Jonny wins one thousand pounds on a scratch card and Janet thinks he's gonna buy an engagement ring, but Jonny has other ideas! Gaz & Donna decide to take their relationship a step further by having a conversation, and Louise meets a new boyfriend who is desperate to have sex with her!

Angry Wangry
198 votes

#41 - Angry Wangry

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 1 - Episode 4

Gaz wants to feel more attractive to women, and hones his chat-up techniques, only to be discovered by Donna at a club. Janet accepts an invitation from arty fellow-student Cameron, who doesn't fart, to perform at a student poetry evening, and has to be rescued from her embarrassment by Jonny.

Who's The Daddy?
55 votes

#42 - Who's The Daddy?

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 5 - Episode 10

In the last episode Gaz just got ran over by the ambulance which was going to Janets house. While Janet is in labour, she can't find jonny! Jonny then see's Gaz being put in the ambalance, and when Jonny see's Gaz, Gaz tells him to look after the baby as if it was he's! Jonny is stuned to find out that Gaz is the father. Meanwhile Louise has to bring Janet to the hospital and Jonny meets Janet there. First he hated the baby and Janet, but after spending some time with them he changes his mind. And at the end Gaz and Donna finally got back togther.

Crusty Curtains
70 votes

#43 - Crusty Curtains

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 2 - Episode 5

Donna has moved in with Gaz, but it doesn't take long for Donna to walk out on him! Jonny has found out about Janet snogging Andy and he is furious with her. Gaz suggests he should use this situation for his own benefit, so the worse he makes Janet feel, the more she'll do for him, but Jonny's attitude upsets Janet and she walks out, leaving Jonny very hungry!

Corinthian Dies
113 votes

#44 - Corinthian Dies

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 4 - Episode 1

Gaz is furious with Donna after he suspects her of cheating on him with David, and even though he forgives her, it makes him none the more happier to discover she wants to go to University with him! Louise tricks David into getting back with her, and then dumps him!! And Jonny finally comes to terms with Janet leaving him!

Fags, Shags and Kebabs
211 votes

#45 - Fags, Shags and Kebabs

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 1 - Episode 1

In Runcorn there are two nearby pubs: the Mayhew where friends Janet, Donna, & Louise drink; and the Archer, where friends Jonny & Gaz drink. When Donna mentions to Janet that she's looking for a boyfriend, Janet gets her boyfriend Jonny to persuade Gaz to go on a blind date. Despite the misgivings of Donna and her mother Flo, the date in the Mayhew goes well, even after the attentions of Louise who has got a job there as a barmaid, and Jonny, who tries to put a spoke in the wheel of what he sees as a future of joint couple dates. Donna accompanies Gaz back to his bedsit, but her passion is cooled on discovering what he has stacked in his cupboard.

90 votes

#46 - Beastiality

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 3 - Episode 4

Louise is furious when she finds out that Donna once slept with David, but Donna's still the one who does the fighting! Janet decides that she and Jonny will have to get married without her parents permission, and Gaz has had enough of Munch!

66 votes

#47 - Hospikal

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 3 - Episode 5

Jonny goes to see Janet's dad to beg for his permission for their wedding, and discovers he has a secret, but its a bit of a different secret to the one he tells Janet! Munch finds Gaz unconscious in the garage, so he calls an ambulance, only to find out that he'd only got drunk, so there's definetly nothing wrong with him! Donna tricks Louise into forgiving her.

Episode 3
12 votes

#48 - Episode 3

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 1 - Episode 3

Sketches: Coopers at Wimbledon, Smita Smitten - No tickets, Kid's Turn, Check Please - Rose, Buddhist Pest Control, 70's Quickie, Guru Doorstepper - Double glazing, The Accountant, Conservative Coopers, Masterchef, Buddhist Pharmacologist, When the Kids are Away (song), Check Please - No effort, Euromuffins, British Asian Man's Quarterly, Check Please - Vomit, Authentic Products, Buddhist Hitman.

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72 votes

#49 - Munch

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 3 - Episode 1

Janet says she won't marry Jonny until he's got a job, so he's goes looking, but nobody will have him! Gaz finds out he has a brother and Louise has lunch with Janet's ex boyfriend Andy, but doesn't realise she will have to pay for it!

My Delicious Guava
113 votes

#50 - My Delicious Guava

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 4 - Episode 3

Janet is still getting over losing Jonny, and Louise wants to move in with her, but a nasty spider gets in the way! Jonny tries to be manly to impress Kate on their first date, but ends up falling off a wall and breaking his foot! Its Gaz's big night, and all his friends have deserted him! Even Donna, who would rather go and watch a play than see him sing! But he has a wild night in The Archer performing Tom Jones songs, but to a very small crowd!