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.

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Series 1, Episode 2

The Young Offenders. Image shows from L to R: Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy), Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley), Siobhan Walsh (Jennifer Barry)
Conor and Jock's friendships with Principal Walsh's daughters Linda and Siobhan intensifies, causing awkward tension between the lads, the Principal, and the girls themselves.

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Further details

Conor and Jock's friendships with Principal Walsh's daughters Linda and Siobhan intensifies, causing awkward tension between the lads, the Principal, and the girls themselves.

As they spend more time with Siobhan and Linda, both lads are becoming increasingly aware of complicated feelings that are more noticeable with each meeting. Conor is anxious to try progress things with Linda, so puts his trust in Jock's strategy to get things moving, which involves a more direct approach than Conor expected. Maybe a bit of jealousy is what's needed to kick things off?

Siobhan meanwhile is getting more than a little frustrated with Jock's antics - he's not the kind of lad who wants to be tied down.

After the recent showdown between the lads & Mairead, Sergeant Healy is feeling a touch of guilt and takes it upon himself to try and make amends for what happened.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 8th February 2018
Time
10am
Channel
BBC Three
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 16th February 2018 11:25pm BBC1
Monday 7th October 2019 11:05pm BBC1
Tuesday 8th October 2019 12:05am BBC1 Scot
Monday 24th April 2023 10:30pm BBC3
Tuesday 25th April 2023 1:45am BBC3
Tuesday 20th February 2024 11:15pm BBC3
Wednesday 21st February 2024 3:00am BBC3

Cast & crew

Cast
Chris Walley Jock O'Keeffe
Alex Murphy Conor MacSweeney
Hilary Rose Mairead MacSweeney
Jennifer Barry Siobhan Walsh
Demi Isaac Oviawe Linda Walsh
PJ Gallagher Principal Barry Walsh
Orla Fitzgerald Orla Walsh
Dominic MacHale Sergeant Healy
Guest cast
Chris Kent Conor's Dad
Eimear Powell Kissing Girl
Sinéad McGee Kissing Girl #2
Patricia Twomey Mrs McCarthy
Chloe O'Reilly Dicey Dearbhla
Ronan Burke Seany
Emma Willis Janette
Lorcan O'Neill Builder
Margaret Donovan Girl in Park
Writing team
Peter Foott Writer
Derek Dillon Writer (Additional Material)
Ross Browne Writer (Additional Material)
Jocelyn Clarke Script Editor
Production team
Peter Foott Director
Martina Niland Producer
Peter Foott Executive Producer
Cormac Fox Executive Producer
Lotte Beasley Executive Producer
Abby Singer Executive Producer
Eddie Doyle Executive Producer
Justin Healy Executive Producer
Hugh Chaloner Editor
Anna Maria O'Flanagan Editor
Owen Power Production Designer
Mike Foott Casting Director
Derek Foott Casting Director
Patrick Jordan Director of Photography
Lara Campbell Costume Designer
Ray Harman Composer
Jonathan Shaw 1st Assistant Director
Alex Moody Commissioning Editor

Videos

Relationship Advice

Conor seeks relationship advice from Jock, as their friendships with Principal Walsh's daughters Linda and Siobhan intensify.

Featuring: Alex Murphy (Conor MacSweeney), Chris Walley (Jock O'Keeffe) & Hilary Rose (Mairead MacSweeney).

Practicing asking a girl on a date

Conor seeks relationship advice from Jock, as their friendships with Principal Walsh's daughters Linda and Siobhan intensify.

Featuring: Chris Walley (Jock O'Keeffe), Alex Murphy (Conor MacSweeney) & Demi Isaac Oviawe (Linda Walsh).

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