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 6

The Young Offenders. Image shows from L to R: Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy), Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley)
Facing a dilemma, Siobhán makes a plan with Linda to meet the lads on a bus. An unexpected intervention by local bully Billy Murphy leads to an accidental wild bus ride around Cork, ultimately bringing everyone closer together.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 8th March 2018
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 16th March 2018 10:35pm BBC1
Monday 4th November 2019 10:45pm BBC1
Monday 4th November 2019 11:15pm BBC1 Wales
Monday 4th November 2019 11:45pm BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 9th May 2023 10:45pm BBC3
Wednesday 10th May 2023 2:50am BBC3
Tuesday 5th March 2024 11:30pm BBC3

Cast & crew

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
Shane Casey Billy Murphy
Guest cast
Joy Buckle News Reporter
William Duignan Billy Murphy's Friend
Kieran O'Leary Security Guard
Antoinette Hilliard Woman on Bus #1
Fionula Linehan Woman on Bus #2
Michael Murphy Businessman on Bus
Michael Twomey Bus Driver
John Connors Young Man who Reports Billy
Lisa Coade Bus Passenger
Avril O'Driscoll Bus Passenger
Ciara O'Connor Bus Passenger
Lorcan Wall Bus Passenger
Gillian O'Driscoll Bus Passenger
Richard O'Riordan Bus Passenger
Ross Browne Man at Bus Stop
Ciarán Bermingham Guard Quinn
Harley Devlin Bill Murphy's Mam
Liam Devlin O'Mahony Young Billy Murphy
Conor Devlin O'Mahony Billy Murphy's Brother
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
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


Hostage Taker

A wild bus ride is accidentally instigated by local bully Billy Murphy.

Featuring: Chris Walley (Jock O'Keeffe), Alex Murphy (Conor MacSweeney), Shane Casey (Billy Murphy), Antoinette Hilliard (Woman on Bus #1), Fionula Linehan (Woman on Bus #2) & Michael Murphy (Businessman on Bus).

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