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 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


    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 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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