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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First look images revealed from the new series of The Young Offenders

First look images for the upcoming fourth series have been unveiled, featuring many beloved characters.

BBC, 2nd February 2024

The Young Offenders to return for Series 4

The Young Offenders is to return for a fourth series. The sitcom will move to BBC One, with creator Peter Foott saying "we're very excited to take the show in new directions".

British Comedy Guide, 3rd March 2023

Broadcast Awards 2021 comedy nominees revealed

Feel Good, Friday Night Dinner, Ghosts, Inside No. 9, Man Like Mobeen and This Country are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 15th April 2021

How the Irish sitcom took over telly

The Emerald Isle has been making the world laugh for forever, but a recent wave of comedies have found a new level of success. Ellie Harrison meets the stars behind them, including Sharon Horgan and Domhnall Gleeson, to find out why Ireland does dark humour best.

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 12th April 2021

Mae Martin and Joe Lycett amongst RTS winners

Mae Martin, The Ranganation, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Youssef Kerkour, The Young Offenders and Joe Lycett's Got Your Back were amongst the winners at the Royal Television Society Awards 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 17th March 2021

Royal Television Society Awards 2021 nominations

Brassic, Sex Education, The Young Offenders, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Sophie Willan, Ruth Jones, Youssef Kerkour, O-T Fagbenle and Paul Chahidi are amongst the nominees for the RTS Programme Awards 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd March 2021

Why Young Offenders is the perfect lockdown watch

It's silly, with moments of human goodness - and exactly what I need right now.

Pippa Bailey, The New Statesman, 20th January 2021

Comedies in the running for Broadcast Digital Awards 2020

Brassic, Breeders, Enterprice, Man Like Mobeen, The Young Offenders and This Country are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 7th September 2020

How Young Offenders put Cork on the map

South-west Ireland is in the spotlight thanks to Conor and Jock, the hapless teenagers of BBC Three's hit sitcom.

Rory Carroll, The Guardian, 9th August 2020

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