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
    Ed Wooden Editor
    Graeme Story Production Designer
    Peter Brewis Composer

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