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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 6

The Young Offenders. Image shows from L to R: Linda Walsh (Demi Isaac Oviawe), Siobhan Walsh (Jennifer Barry), Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy), Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley), Orla Walsh (Orla Fitzgerald), Mairead MacSweeney (Hilary Rose), Principal Barry Walsh (PJ Gallagher)
The baby is due and everyone is frustrated with the nonstop arguing of both families, so an ill-advised weekend break for all is organised.

Broadcast details

Sunday 3rd November 2019
BBC Three
27 minutes, 4 seconds


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 16th December 2019 10:35pm BBC1
Monday 16th December 2019 11:05pm BBC1 Scot
Monday 16th December 2019 11:05pm BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 30th May 2023 10:45pm BBC3
Wednesday 31st May 2023 1:25am BBC3
Tuesday 9th April 2024 11:20pm BBC3
Wednesday 10th April 2024 2:35am 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
Guest cast
Conor O'Donoghue Kerry Lad #1
Killian Heelan Kerry Lad #2
Fiona Lucia McGarry Nurse
Writing team
Peter Foott Writer
Ross Browne Writer (Additional Material)
Jocelyn Clarke Executive Story Editor
Joe Tucker Writer
Lloyd Woolf Writer
Peter Foott Story
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


The Young Offenders review

As it returns for a second run, this Cork-set series about two hapless delinquents is filthy, farcical, and just the thing for anyone missing the Derry Girls' antics.

Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian, 3rd November 2019

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