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 5 - Interesting

A party is arranged, but naturally Neil has no one to invite. Rick's keen to get things off just right, but is at risking of killing the mood. Then the pubs start to close.


This episode features a guest performance from Rip Rig And Panic.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 7th December 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
    Keith Allen Pestilence
    Tony Allen Left Wing Activist
    Mark Arden Gatecrasher
    Nicholas Ball Dr Jim Morrison
    Paul Bradley Warlock
    Ruth Burnett Cinderella
    Mark Dewison Neil
    Chris Ellis Geoff
    Dawn French Christian Evangelist
    Stephen Frost (as Steve Frost) Gatecrasher
    Sadie Hamilton Blonde at Party
    Peter Laxton Chimney Sweep
    David Lloyd (as Dave Lloyd) Road (Blonde Punk)
    William MacBain Rocky (Scottish Punk)
    Kilian McKenna Collins
    Michael Redfern Policeman
    Jennifer Saunders Sue
    Cindy Shelley Rhiannon
    David Squire English Punk
    Nigel Planer Famine
    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
    Ed Wooden Editor
    Graeme Story Production Designer
    Peter Brewis Composer

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