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 6 - Summer Holiday

Summer term has ended. Rick has discovered his parents are dead. The group are evicted from the house, and have come bottom of the world in their exams. What else is there to do but rob a bank and flee?


This episode features a guest performance from John Otway.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th June 1984
35 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
Alan Freeman God
Brian Croucher Mr. Real Robber
Ben Elton Man in Hawk Advert
Stephen Frost Bank Manager
Lenny Henry Postman
Jools Holland Punk in Bank
Mark Lambert Bank Supervisor
Peter Laxton Darren
Helen Lederer Bank Worker
Norman Lovett Man in Bank Queue
Lise Mayer Dawn
Joanne Pearce Woman in Hawk Advert
Roger Sloman Darren's Father
Maggie Steed Darren's Mother
Roger Sloman Coldstream Guard
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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