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

The Young Offenders

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three / BBC One
  • 2018 - 2024
  • 25 episodes (4 series)

Comedy series about two inner-city teenagers, based on the 2016 Irish film of the same name. Stars Chris Walley, Alex Murphy, Hilary Rose, Jennifer Barry, Demi Isaac Oviawe and more.

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

Key details

2018 - 2024
BBC Three, BBC One
25 (4 series)
Peter Foott
Chris Walley, Alex Murphy, Hilary Rose, Jennifer Barry, Demi Isaac Oviawe, PJ Gallagher, Orla Fitzgerald, Dominic MacHale and Shane Casey
Peter Foott, Derek Dillon, Ross Browne and Jocelyn Clarke
Peter Foott, Tom Marshall, Shaun Wilson, Simon Delaney and Jamie Jay Johnson
Peter Foott, Cormac Fox, Martina Niland, Tim Whitby, Lotte Beasley Mestriner, Abby Singer, Eddie Doyle, Justin Healy and more

The Young Offenders follows the coming of age adventures of lovable rogues Conor and Jock as they navigate their awkward teenage years, hatching plans and adventures to help distract from their tough home lives and their inability to stay out of trouble at school.

The show is based on the 2016 film of the same name, with Alex Murphy and Chris Walley reprising their roles.

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.

Additional details

Camera set-up
Single camera

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 1st February 2018 at 10am on BBC Three
Next repeats
  1. Series 4, Episode 2: Thursday at 10:10pm on BBC3
  2. Series 4, Episode 3: Thursday 30th May at 10pm on BBC3
  3. Series 4, Episode 4: Friday 31st May at 10:40pm on BBC1 Wales
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Cork

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