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 3, Episode 2

The Young Offenders. Image shows from L to R: Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley), Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy)
Conor and Jock steal the bikes of their dreams - which turn out to be the slowest bikes in history. Sergeant Healy takes chase and eventually corners them, leaving the lads with no other option than to call on the help of Mairéad.

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Broadcast details

Sunday 19th July 2020
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 31st July 2020 9:30pm BBC1
Friday 31st July 2020 11:15pm BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 6th June 2023 10:45pm BBC3
Tuesday 16th April 2024 11:30pm BBC3
Wednesday 17th April 2024 2:30am BBC3

Cast & crew

Chris Walley Jock O'Keeffe
Alex Murphy Conor MacSweeney
Hilary Rose Mairead MacSweeney
Dominic MacHale Sergeant Healy
Guest cast
John Murphy Guard
Daniel Coughlan Shop Assistant
Ciarán Bermingham Superintendent Flynn
Writing team
Ross Browne Writer (Additional Material)
Jocelyn Clarke Executive Story Editor
Neil Webster Writer
Peter Foott Story
Production team
Shaun Wilson Director
Tim Whitby Producer
Peter Foott Executive Producer
Lotte Beasley Mestriner (as 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
Niamh Burke-Kennedy 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


The World's Slowest Bike Chase

Cork's finest evade Sergeant Healy in a thrilling chase taken at an extremely leisurely pace.

Featuring: Chris Walley (Jock O'Keeffe), Alex Murphy (Conor MacSweeney) & Dominic MacHale (Sergeant Healy).


Review: The Young Offenders, Episode 3.2

If nothing else good comes out of the pandemic at least there is a chance that more people will see The Young Offenders.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th July 2020

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