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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

Sitcom pilot about Owen and Jamie, a pair of very average twenty-somethings with the not-so-average responsibility of saving the world

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Marc Wootton, Tom Basden, Patrick Barlow, Dominic Coleman, Joanna Neary, Jonny Sweet, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Ruth Sheen and others
Writers
Sam Leifer and Tom Basden
Director
Sam Leifer
Producers
Teddy Leifer, Henry Normal, Alison MacPhail and Simon Lupton

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.

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