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

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