The Young Ones. Image shows from L to R: Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson), Neil (Nigel Planer), Mike (Christopher Ryan), Rick (Rik Mayall). Copyright: BBC.

The Young Ones

BBC Two sitcom about four students. 12 episodes (2 series), 1982 - 1984. Stars Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan and Alexei Sayle.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Demolition

Neil plans to kill himself, whilst Rick tunes into the first edition of a brand new show for all the cool young things: Nozin' Aroun'. Then Mike finds a letter informing them that the house is to be demolished.

Notes

This episode features a guest performance from Nine Below Zero.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 9th November 1982
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
33 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rik Mayall Rick
    Adrian Edmondson (as Ade Edmondson) Vyvyan
    Nigel Planer Neil
    Christopher Ryan Mike
    Alexei Sayle Balowski Family
    Guest cast
    Paul Bradley Pilot
    Christine Ellerbeck Maggie
    Chris Ellis Glue Sniffer
    Ben Elton Baz
    Gerard Kelly White Youth
    Hilary Mason Old Woman Next Door
    Pauline Melville Woman on Bus
    Herbert Norville Black Youth
    Cyril Shaps Old Man Next Door
    Anthony Sharp Roland Pervical
    Maggie Steed Miss T. Smith
    Andy De la Tour Pilot
    Writing team
    Ben Elton Writer
    Rik Mayall Writer
    Lise Mayer Writer
    Alexei Sayle Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Paul Jackson Director
    Paul Jackson Producer
    Graham Hutchings Editor
    Graeme Story Production Designer
    Peter Brewis Composer
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