15 certificateThe Young Ones is a Sitcom programme that first aired in 1982 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Young Ones is a 4 star programme

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The Young Ones (1982)

Directed by
Paul Jackson
Geoff Posner
Ed Bye

This strange and very surreal British sitcom from the early 1980s followed the student lives of four very mis-matched university students.

Set in a squalid house in North London, the students included Rik (Rik Mayall), a wanna-be anarchist who studied sociology. Then there was Neil (Nigel Planer), a raving hippy who never slept. Mike (Christopher Ryan) was allegedly the Cool Woman Magnet and was slightly more sensible than the rest of them. Meanwhile, Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson) was a punk-rocker medical student, prone to extreme violence and vandalism.

Together, the eternal students kicked the hell out of each other in two series of 12 episodes. Written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, the loosely structured episodes found time to introduce guest bands and menaces from Russian landlord Jerzy Balowski (Alexei Sayle).

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Genre: Sitcom

Running Time: 30 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1982

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Main Cast

Image for Adrian EdmondsonAdrian Edmondson...Vyvyan, Vyvyan/Alien Spotter
Image for Rik MayallRik Mayall...Rick, Rick/Alien Spotter, Rick/Dicky
Image for Nigel PlanerNigel Planer...Neil, Neil/Dino
Image for Christopher RyanChristopher Ryan...Mike
Mark Arden...Father on Cornflakes Box, Gatecrasher, Gravedigger/Boy in Comic Strip, Headless Ghost, Man in Cabin, Mick the Manure Salesman, Policeman
Stephen Frost...Bank Vault Manager, Gatecrasher, Gravedigger/Boy in Comic Strip, Headless Ghost, Man in Cabin, Policeman, Tess the Manure Salesman
Jim Barclay...Policeman in Comic Strip, Racist Policeman
Image for Robbie ColtraneRobbie Coltrane...Bouncer, Cap. Blood, Dr. Carlisle
Image for Paul BradleyPaul Bradley...Pilot, Warlock
Ruth Burnett...Goldilocks
Gareth Hale...Gravedigger, Peasant, Soldier
Image for Dawn FrenchDawn French...Easter Bunny, Religious Woman, Woman with Horns in Commercial
Norman Pace...Gravedigger, Peasant, Soldier
Pauline Melville...Vyvyan's Mum, Woman on Bus
Lee Cornes...MC, Spasspecker
Brian Croucher...Mr. Real Robber, Real Bank Robber
Helen Lederer...Bank Teller, Gwendolyn
Peter Laxton...Boy in chimney, Boy on Corn Flakes Box, Darren
Ceri Jackson