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 3 - Boring

The housemates are bored, so head off to the pub. If only they really opened their eyes and looked around, they might find something interesting going on...


This episode features a guest performance from Madness.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 23rd November 1982
30 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
    Mark Arden 1st Policeman
    Jim Barclay Racist Policeman
    Ruth Burnett Goldilocks
    Jacqueline Clarke TV Wife
    Nick Dunning TV Reporter
    Stephen Frost (as Steve Frost) 2nd Policeman
    Paul Gale Kellogg's Man
    Peter Greene TV Vicar
    Roger Ashton-Griffiths (as Roger Ashton Griffiths) Orgo
    Pauline Melville Vyvyan's Mum
    John Owens TV Husband
    Robin Parkinson Man in Hell
    David Rappaport Ftumch
    Paola Dionisotti Actor
    Patrick Newell Actor
    Ken Parry Actor
    Writing team
    Ben Elton Writer
    Rik Mayall Writer
    Lise Mayer Writer
    Alexei Sayle Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Geoff Posner Director
    Paul Jackson Producer
    Graham Hutchings Editor
    Ed Wooden Editor
    Graeme Story Production Designer
    Peter Brewis Composer

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