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 - 2020
  • 19 episodes (3 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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2018 - 2020
Channels
BBC Three, BBC One
Episodes
19 (3 series)
Creator
Peter Foott
Stars
Chris Walley, Alex Murphy, Hilary Rose, Jennifer Barry, Demi Isaac Oviawe, PJ Gallagher, Orla Fitzgerald, Dominic MacHale and Shane Casey
Writers
Peter Foott, Derek Dillon, Ross Browne and Jocelyn Clarke
Directors
Peter Foott, Tom Marshall, Shaun Wilson and Simon Delaney
Producers
Martina Niland, Tim Whitby, Peter Foott, Cormac Fox, Lotte Beasley, Abby Singer, Eddie Doyle, Justin Healy and more
Companies

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

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 1st February 2018 at 10am on BBC Three
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Cork

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