Brave Young Men. Image shows from L to R: Owen Malloy (Marc Wootton), Jamie Husband (Tom Basden). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
Brave Young Men

Brave Young Men

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2009
  • 1 pilot

Sitcom pilot about Owen and Jamie, a pair of very average twenty-somethings with the not-so-average responsibility of saving the world. Stars Marc Wootton, Tom Basden, Patrick Barlow, Dominic Coleman, Joanna Neary and more.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2009
Channels
BBC Three
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Marc Wootton, Tom Basden, Patrick Barlow, Dominic Coleman, Joanna Neary, Jonny Sweet, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Ruth Sheen and more
Writers
Sam Leifer and Tom Basden
Directors
Sam Leifer and Cordelia Hardy
Producers
Teddy Leifer, Henry Normal, Alison MacPhail, Simon Lupton and Jane Harrison
Companies

Owen and Jamie are a pair of nobodies who prevent global disasters with the help of a time-transient civil servant.

Owen, a caretaker at the local school, is approached by a shadowy figure named Melvin while locking up one day. Melvin appoints him 'Caretaker of the World... Brighton and Hove Division'. But is this Melvin really a civil servant from the future or just a mad tramp?

After some haggling over a scooter, Jamie agrees to be Owen's sidekick and so their mission begins: This involves the confiscation of some homebrewed beer which, according to Melvin, will become contaminated in 2013. Curiously Melvin needs it brought to him in order to 'process' it.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 22nd March 2009 at 11:15pm on BBC Three
Episode length
30 minutes

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