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 2, Episode 1 - Bambi

Realising that they've not washed their clothes since 1981, the housemates head to the laundrette. However, Neil's forgotten to tell them that they're expected on University Challenge.


This episode features a guest performance from Motorhead.

This episode features a brief clip of the end of Carry On Cowboy.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th May 1984
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rik Mayall Rick
Adrian Edmondson (as Ade Edmondson) Vyvyan
Nigel Planer Neil
Christopher Ryan Mike
Guest cast
Robbie Coltrane Dr. Carlisle
Ben Elton Kendal Mintcake
Stephen Fry Lord Snot
Tamsin Heatley Janet
Hugh Laurie Lord Monty
Tony Robinson Dr. Not The Nine O'Clock News
Emma Thompson Miss Money-Sterling
Griff Rhys Jones Bamber 'Bambi' Gascoigne
Mel Smith Grenada Security Guard
Alexei Sayle Train Driver
Writing team
Ben Elton Writer
Rik Mayall Writer
Lise Mayer Writer
Alexei Sayle Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Jackson Director
Paul Jackson Producer

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