The Young Ones

The Young Ones

The Young Ones was a groundbreaking British sitcom about four college students sharing a house. What's so groundbreaking about that you may ask? How many other comedies do you know that feature four leads with little to nothing in common, irreverent humor, giant sandwiches crashing through the roof, headless ghosts, musical guests that often appeared with no explanation in the middle of the living room, the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse talking animals and food, and Alexei Sayle?

The main cast consisted of Rik Mayall as Rick, self proclaimed People's Poet and anarchist, Nigel Planer as Neil Pye the hippie, Ade Edmondson as Vyvyan Bastard the punk, and Chris Ryan as Mike the Cool Person. Comedian Alexei Sayle appeared as their landlord Mr. Balowski as well as other members of the Balowski family.

The short lived show ran two series in length on the BBC, and was later shown in the US on MTV.

Episode Info

Final: S02-Special -- Comic Relief (Apr/25/1986) [Special Runtime: 15 Min.]

A short sketch in aid of Comic Relief where Rik, Vyvyan, Neil and Mike the cool person sing with Cliff Richard.
Available Episodes

Summer Holiday
Jun 19, 1984
Season 2 episode 6

Jun 12, 1984
Season 2 episode 5

Jun 05, 1984
Season 2 episode 4

May 29, 1984
Season 2 episode 3

May 15, 1984
Season 2 episode 2

May 08, 1984
Season 2 episode 1

Dec 14, 1982
Season 1 episode 6

Adrian EdmondsonAdrian Edmondson
As Vyvyan
Rik MayallRik Mayall
As Rick
Nigel PlanerNigel Planer
As Neil
Alexei SayleAlexei Sayle
As Balowski (various members of the Balowski Family)

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Recurring Guests

Mark Arden as Policeman (7 eps)
Stephen Frost as Policeman #2 (7 eps)
Ben Elton as Baz (5 eps)
Dawn French as Religious Woman (3 eps)
Robbie Coltrane as Bouncer (3 eps)
Gareth Hale as Peasant (3 eps)
Pauline Melville as Woman On Bus (3 eps)
Andy de la Tour as Pilot (3 eps)
Norman Pace as Peasant #2 (3 eps)
Paul Bradley as Punk (3 eps)

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