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

The Young Ones

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1982 - 1984
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Hippy Neil, nerdy Cliff Richard-obsessed Rick, psychopathic punk Vyvyan and smooth Mike share a squalid and collapsing student house together. Stars Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan and Alexei Sayle

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6 - Flood

It's raining cats and dogs - literally. Unfortunately, there's no food in the house and whilst trying to busy themselves, none of the housemates notice London flooding around them...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th December 1982
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 26th January 2012 12:05am Gold
Thursday 18th October 2012 11:00pm Gold
Friday 19th October 2012 2:00am Gold
Tuesday 19th March 2013 11:35pm Gold
Wednesday 9th April 2014 12:05am Gold
Wednesday 9th April 2014 1:55am Gold
Saturday 19th April 2014 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 20th April 2014 1:45am Gold
Monday 2nd June 2014 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 2:25am Gold
Tuesday 15th July 2014 12:10am Gold
Tuesday 21st April 2015 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 1:35am Gold
Wednesday 9th September 2015 11:25pm Gold
Thursday 10th September 2015 2:55am Gold
Sunday 24th July 2016 12:25am Gold
Sunday 24th July 2016 3:00am Gold
Sunday 14th August 2016 10:15pm Gold
Monday 15th August 2016 2:25am Gold
Saturday 3rd September 2016 2:50am Gold
Sunday 18th September 2016 10:25pm Gold
Saturday 8th July 2017 11:45pm Gold
Thursday 13th July 2017 12:00am Gold
Sunday 27th May 2018 11:20pm Gold
Monday 20th August 2018 11:25pm Gold
Tuesday 21st August 2018 3:00am Gold
Monday 11th March 2019 1:30am Gold
Thursday 21st March 2019 11:40pm Gold
Monday 12th October 2020 12:10am Gold
Monday 12th October 2020 2:55am Gold
Sunday 11th April 2021 2:35am Gold
Thursday 21st October 2021 10:40pm Gold
Friday 22nd October 2021 2:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Rik Mayall Rick
Adrian Edmondson (as Ade Edmondson) Vyvyan
Nigel Planer Neil
Christopher Ryan Mike
Alexei Sayle Balowski Family
Guest cast
Mark Arden 2nd Grave Digger
Mark Arden 1st Comic Strip Youth
Jim Barclay Policeman in Comic
Arnold Brown Prisoner
Ben Elton Radio DJ
Stephen Frost (as Steve Frost) 1st Grave Digger
Stephen Frost (as Steve Frost) 2nd Comic Strip Youth
Gareth Hale 1st Soldier
Justine Lord White Witch
Norman Pace 2nd Soldier
David Rappaport Shirley
Cindy Shelley Radio Interviewee
Peter Wear Witchfinder
Adrian Edmondson (as Ade Edmondson) 1st Alien Spotter
Rik Mayall 2nd Alien Spotter
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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