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
    Ed Wooden Editor
    Colin Jones Editor
    Graeme Story Production Designer
    Peter Brewis Composer

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