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.

  • Due to return for Series 4
  • Series 3, Episode 3 repeated at 11:30pm on BBC3

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Series 3, Episode 3

The Young Offenders. Image shows from L to R: Mairead MacSweeney (Hilary Rose), Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy), Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley)
Mairéad has had enough of Conor and Jock's behaviour, so she books them into a therapy session in Dublin. A road trip ensues, leading to bizarre encounters with a bed and breakfast owner, the therapist herself and an unsuspecting pub crowd.

Broadcast details

Sunday 19th July 2020
BBC Three
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 23rd April 2024 at 11:30pm on BBC3
  2. Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 2:40am on BBC3

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 7th August 2020 9:30pm BBC1
Friday 7th August 2020 10:45pm BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 6th June 2023 11:15pm BBC3

Cast & crew

Chris Walley Jock O'Keeffe
Alex Murphy Conor MacSweeney
Hilary Rose Mairead MacSweeney
Guest cast
Denis Conway B&B Owner
Ray Scannell Guitar Player
Patrick McDonnell Guard
Pauline McLynn Psychologist
Writing team
Peter Foott Writer
Ross Browne Writer (Additional Material)
Jocelyn Clarke Executive Story Editor
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
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

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