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 4

The Young Offenders
Conor, Jock and Mairéad, always tight on cash, come up with a hare-brained idea to become business owners as they buy a second hand chip van to try make extra money.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Sunday 3rd November 2019
BBC Three
29 minutes, 27 seconds


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 2nd December 2019 10:45pm BBC1
Monday 2nd December 2019 11:45pm BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 12:05am BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 23rd May 2023 10:45pm BBC3
Wednesday 24th May 2023 2:20am BBC3
Tuesday 2nd April 2024 11:20pm BBC3
Wednesday 3rd April 2024 2:40am 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
Dominic MacHale Sergeant Healy
Guest cast
David Peare Father
Catherine Mahon Buckley Woman in Pub
Brian Collins Scrapyard Owner
Frank Jackson Mechanic
Debby Hayes First Customer
Charlie Ruxton Football Stadium Customer
Ross Browne Man in Queue
Roy Keane Self
Writing team
Peter Foott Writer
Ross Browne Writer (Additional Material)
Jocelyn Clarke Executive Story Editor
Nathan Foad Writer
Production team
Jim Archer 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
Hugh Chaloner Editor
Owen Power Production Designer
Mike Foott Casting Director
Patrick Jordan Director of Photography
Lara Campbell Costume Designer
Ray Harman Composer
Anna Harrison 1st Assistant Director


Roy Keane appears

Roy Keane gets a rude greeting.

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

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