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 2, Episode 2

The Young Offenders. Nancy Madigan (Rachel O'Connell)
Gavin, a new pupil at school who has some history with Jock, ignites a jealousy in Conor which brings a tense situation to comical heights.

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Further details

It's Conor and Jock's 'five years of being best friends' anniversary - but the arrival of Gavin, a new pupil at school who has childhood ties with Jock, fires up a jealous rage in Conor. Determined not to be ousted as best friend, Conor struggles to stand up to Gavin - but it's not easy as his mother is a new teacher at the school.

Broadcast details

Sunday 3rd November 2019
BBC Three
29 minutes, 44 seconds


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 18th November 2019 10:45pm BBC1
Monday 18th November 2019 11:15pm BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 19th November 2019 12:05am BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 16th May 2023 10:40pm BBC3
Wednesday 17th May 2023 2:20am BBC3
Tuesday 26th March 2024 11:30pm BBC3
Wednesday 27th March 2024 2:20am 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
Dominic MacHale Sergeant Healy
Guest cast
Daniel Power Gavin Madigan
Rachel O'Connell Nancy Madigan
Julieanne Noonan Referee Girl
Martin Condon Niall Madigan
Writing team
Peter Foott Writer
Ross Browne Writer (Additional Material)
Jocelyn Clarke Executive Story Editor
Karen Cogan Writer
Production team
Tom Marshall Director
Tim Whitby Producer
Peter Foott Executive Producer
Lotte Beasley Executive Producer
Abby Singer Executive Producer
Justin Healy Executive Producer
Shane Murphy Executive Producer
Martina Niland Executive Producer
Alex Moody Executive Producer
Ailish Bracken Line Producer
Cormac Fox Associate Producer
Michael Doherty Associate Producer
Julian Ulrichs Editor
Owen Power Production Designer
Mike Foott Casting Director
Patrick Jordan Director of Photography
Lara Campbell Costume Designer
Ray Harman Composer
Jonathan Shaw 1st Assistant Director


Every after-school fight ever

Jock and Conor are back...

Featuring: Chris Walley (Jock O'Keeffe), Alex Murphy (Conor MacSweeney), Jennifer Barry (Siobhan Walsh), Demi Isaac Oviawe (Linda Walsh), Daniel Power (Gavin Madigan) & Julieanne Noonan (Referee Girl).

Mum Wars

When Mairead hears about Conor's feud with the new boy in school, she decides to resolve the matter with his mother like a civilised person.

Featuring: Alex Murphy (Conor MacSweeney), Hilary Rose (Mairead MacSweeney), Daniel Power (Gavin Madigan), Rachel O'Connell (Nancy Madigan) & Martin Condon (Niall Madigan).

Truth Or Dare

Sometimes the only way to truly straighten things out is with Truth or Dare.

Featuring: Chris Walley (Jock O'Keeffe), Alex Murphy (Conor MacSweeney), Demi Isaac Oviawe (Linda Walsh), Daniel Power (Gavin Madigan) & Rachel O'Connell (Nancy Madigan).

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