The Young Offenders. Image shows from L to R: Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy), Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley).

The Young Offenders

BBC Three (Online) sitcom based on the 2016 Irish film. 7 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Chris Walley, Alex Murphy, Hilary Rose, Jennifer Barry and others.

Another series is in development.
Episode 5 is repeated on BBC1 on Monday at 10:35pm.

The Young Offenders. Image shows from L to R: Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley), Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy).

Series 1, Episode 1

Mischief bring best pals Conor and Jock into conflict with their headmaster, leaving Conor's mum to pick up the pieces.

Further details

Conor's long suffering mother Mairead tries to keep both her son and his best friend on the straight and narrow, with varying degrees of success.

Friendship, loyalty, laughter and lots of mischief bring best pals Conor and Jock into conflict with their headmaster, leaving Conor's mum to pick up the pieces. To add fuel to the fire, the lads strike up friendships with the headmaster's daughters.

Publication details

Date
Thursday 1st February 2018
Time
10am
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Chris Walley Jock O'Keeffe
    Alex Murphy Conor MacSweeney
    Hilary Rose Mairead MacSweeney
    Jennifer Barry Siobhan Walsh
    Demi Isacc Oviawe Linda Walsh
    PJ Gallagher Principal Barry Walsh
    Dominic MacHale Sergeant Healy
    Guest cast
    Shane Casey Billy Murphy
    Christopher O'Flaherty Building Owner
    Donal Cotter Teenager
    Luke Dunlea Teenager
    Ger Mullins Teenager
    Luke O'Driscoll Teenager
    Thomas McCarthy Teenager with Knife
    Dean Cronin Passing Pupil
    John Murphy Guard
    Joe Campff Teenager Given Mask
    Ciaran McCarthy Teenager Given Mask
    Chris Kent Conor's Dad
    Louis Slattery Young Conor
    Writing team
    Peter Foott Writer
    Derek Dillon Writer (Additional Material)
    Ross Browne Writer (Additional Material)
    Jocelyn Clarke Script Editor
    Production team
    Peter Foott Director
    Jonathan Shaw 1st Assistant Director
    Martina Niland Producer
    Peter Foott Executive Producer
    Cormac Fox Executive Producer
    Lotte Beasley Executive Producer
    Abby Singer Executive Producer
    Eddie Doyle Executive Producer
    Justin Healy Executive Producer
    Hugh Chaloner Editor
    Anna Maria O'Flanagan Editor
    Owen Power Production Designer
    Mike Foott Casting Director
    Derek Foott Casting Director
    Patrick Jordan Director of Photography
    Lara Campbell Costume Designer
    Ray Harman Composer
    Alex Moody Commissioning Editor

    Video

    Meet The Young Offenders Of Cork

    Meet Conor MacSweeney and Jock O'Keeffe of County Cork. Friendship, loyalty, laughter and lots of mischief bring these best pals together.

    Featuring: Chris Walley (Jock O'Keeffe), Alex Murphy (Conor MacSweeney), Dominic MacHale (Sergeant Healy).

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