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

The Young Ones

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1982 - 1984
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Hippy Neil, nerdy Cliff Richard-obsessed Rick, psychopathic punk Vyvyan and smooth Mike share a squalid and collapsing student house together. Stars Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan and Alexei Sayle

The Young Ones - The Complete Collection: 40th Anniversary Edition

Do not lean out of the window! Join Vyv, Rick, Neil, and Mike in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic cult sitcom, The Young Ones, released on Blu-ray for the very first time - so you can enjoy the squalor as never before. Including 10 new exclusive audio commentaries, featurettes and never-before-seen bonus material. From Scumbag College to the AEC Routemaster, this is the ultimate complete collection of this classic British comedy.

There was Mike, the suave, sensible one; Vyvyan, the psychotic punk-metal mohican; Neil, the lentil loving hippy and Rick, right-on anarchist revolutionary and Cliff Richard fan: four students - desperate for money, excitement, girls or just something to help fill the day - sharing a house. From this simple set up came an amazing speedball of comic caricature, slapstick, infantile humour, animation, musical performances, rants, violence, abuse and surreal jokes - leaving an impression as jaw-dropping as finding one of Vyvyan's steel-capped boots through our television screens. The Young Ones brought the irreverence, anarchy and energy of the new alternative comedy movement to situation comedy - and it would never be the same again.

First released: Monday 28th November 2022

Extra features

  • 10 new commentaries from cast and crew
  • Never seen before deleted scenes
  • Rediscovered rushes from the cutting room floor
  • Extensive photo gallery featuring the original music score and unpublished images from the production team
  • Raw studio footage
  • A workprint edit of Sick
  • Fundamental Frolics, featuring an early appearance from Rik
  • Both episodes of Boom Boom... Out Go The Lights (1980), introduced by the producer who put alternative comedy on the telly
  • Alternative Rebellion featurette
  • The Making Of The Young Ones featurette
  • The Guest Stars Of The Young Ones featurette
  • Distributor: BBC Studios
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 3
  • Minutes: 408
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: BBCBD0571

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