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 4 - Time

Rick wakes up with a woman in his bed and begins bragging of his sexual exploits. Unfortunately, she happens to be a serial killer. There's yet more to deal with when the house is transported back in time.


This episode features a guest performance from Amazulu.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th June 1984
34 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
    Gary Beadle Smythe the Bosun
    Jonathan Caplan Sir Boring Old Fart
    Robbie Coltrane Captain Blood
    Lee Cornes Spasspecker
    Dawn French Easter Bunny
    Gareth Hale 1st Peasant
    Helen Lederer Gwendolyn
    Paul Merton (as Paul Martin) 2nd Peasant
    Norman Pace 3rd Peasant
    Jennifer Saunders Helen Mucus
    Julianne White Secretary
    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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