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How The Young Ones Changed Comedy

Gold documentary about The Young Ones. 1 episode in 2018. Features Nigel Planer, Alexei Sayle, John Lloyd, Paul Jackson and others.

Press Clippings

How The Young Ones Changed Comedy, Gold, review

A stroppy punk-rock sitcom has aged well.

Jeff Robson, i Newspaper, 27th May 2018

TV: How The Young Ones Changed Comedy, Gold

Is it really nearly 40 years since The Young Ones exploded onto BBC2 and gave British comedy a great big kick up the arse? I thought I knew a fair bit about the series, but this in-depth documentary sheds new light alongside retreading familiar ground.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th May 2018

A deliriously good, feature-length look at the fourth-wall-breaking, everything-breaking sitcom that changed TV comedy for ever. Hilariously, the clueless BBC higher-uppers demanded Ben Elton write them an actual essay explaining why it was funny before they'd deign to commission it.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 26th May 2018

The Young Ones never gets old

The show starring four students sharing a grotty house only lasted 12 episodes yet it "turned sitcoms on their head".

Rick Fulton, Daily Record, 23rd May 2018

Gold announces Young Ones documentaries

Gold is to broadcast two documentaries about sitcom The Young Ones, focusing on its contribution to changing British comedy as part of the 1980s "alternative comedy" movement.

British Comedy Guide, 9th March 2018