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

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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