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 3 - Nasty

In a graveside flashback, Vyvyan, Neil, Rick and Mike recount a night of terror as they encountered a vampire whilst attempting to connect up a VCR to watch some video nasties.


This episode features a guest performance from The Damned.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 29th 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
Mark Arden 1st Man in Cabin
Helen Atkinson-Wood (as Helen Atkinson Wood) Woman in Advert
Chris Barrie (as Christopher Barrie) Ship's Captain
Arnold Brown Chess Player
Vikki Chambers Old Crone
Ron Cook 2nd Convict
Dawn French Devil in Advert
Stephen Frost 2nd Man in Cabin
Gareth Hale 2nd Grave Digger
Damaris Hayman Woman Pushing Corpse
Norman Pace 1st Grave Digger
Daniel Peacock Shot Man
Barry Stanton Postman
Andy De la Tour 1st Convict
Peter Wear Death
Terry Jones Vicar
Alexei Sayle Vampire
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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