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

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