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The Young Ones (1982)

TV-14 Comedy 35m


The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in Great Britain from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s and made household names of its writers and performers. In 1985, it was shown on MTV, one of the first non-music television shows on the fledgling channel.

  1. Alexei Sayle


  2. Rik Mayall


  3. Ben Elton


  4. Lise Mayer


Series Cast

  1. Adrian Edmondson as Vyvyan

    Adrian Edmondson


    12 Episodes

  2. Rik Mayall as Rick

    Rik Mayall


    12 Episodes

  3. Nigel Planer as Neil

    Nigel Planer


    12 Episodes

  4. Christopher Ryan as Mike

    Christopher Ryan


    12 Episodes

  5. Alexei Sayle as The Balowski Family

    Alexei Sayle

    The Balowski Family

    12 Episodes

  6. Mark Arden

    Mick, Father on Cornflakes Box, Ghost, Policeman and 3 more...

    8 Episodes

  7. Stephen Frost as Ghost, Tess, Gravedigger / Boy in Comic Strip, Bank Manager, Policeman, Gatecrasher, and Man in Cabin

    Stephen Frost

    Ghost, Tess, Gravedigger / Boy in Comic Strip, Bank Manager and 3 more...

    7 Episodes

  8. Ben Elton as Man in Hawk Advert, Grange Hill Student, Radio DJ, and Baz

    Ben Elton

    Man in Hawk Advert, Grange Hill Student, Radio DJ, Baz

    5 Episodes

  9. Paul Bradley as Warlock and Pilot

    Paul Bradley

    Warlock, Pilot

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2 - The Young Ones

Season 2

1984 | 6 Episodes

Season 2 of The Young Ones premiered on May 8, 1984.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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