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 4 is repeated on BBC1 on Monday at 10:35pm.

Press Clippings

Filming starts on The Young Offenders Series 2

Filming is underway on the second series of BBC Three sitcom The Young Offenders.

British Comedy Guide, 11th June 2019

Comedies up for RTS Awards 2019

The nominees for the RTS Awards 2019 include Famalam, Detectorists and Derry Girls. Lesley Manville, Sian Gibson, Daisy May Cooper, Samson Kayo and the stars of Inside No. 9 and The Young Offenders are nominated for acting prizes.

British Comedy Guide, 5th March 2019 Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Review 2018: Top TV 2018

I don't know what it says about the times we are living in but comedy seems to have slipped into all sorts of programmes this year. I've kept my choices to more traditional comedies.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th December 2018

TV comedy of the year: Young Offenders interview

Itıs one of the great Irish giggle-fests of 2018 as well as a moving exploration of male friendship. A big round of applause for our Comedy of the Year The Young Offenders as we sit down with its stars to discuss unlikely success and what the future holds.

Ed Power, Hot Press, 20th December 2018

British comedies up for international Rose D'Or Awards

Cunk On Britain, Detectorists, The Windsors and The Young Offenders have been nominated in the International Rose D'Or Awards. Meanwhile Ab Fab star Joanna Lumley will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Rose d'Or.

British Comedy Guide, 13th July 2018

TV and web comedies up for Broadcast Digital Awards 2018

Chewing Gum, In The Long Run, Man Like Mobeen, Roast Battle, The Young Offenders and This Country are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 16th May 2018

When bad sitcoms turn good

Every time a new series of Benidorm starts I watch the first episode. I like to have an open mind and I like to think that maybe this time it'll become my favourite show. But no it doesn't. Rigid? Me? But in the last week there have been a couple of sitcoms where I've had to do a critical u-turn.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th March 2018

Why's BBC making its best comedy so difficult to watch?

Increasingly, the BBC's most daring comedies like The Young Offenders and This Country, are tucked away, while critically unsavoury shows like Mrs Brown's Boys and recent John Cleese vehicle Hold the Sunset get top billing, both in the schedules and on iPlayer.

Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 13th March 2018

BBC orders The Young Offenders Series 2

The BBC has swiftly recommissioned new sitcom The Young Offenders. The comedy, which has just started on BBC Three, follows the adventures of lovable rogues Conor and Jock.

British Comedy Guide, 8th February 2018