The Young Ones (1982–1984)

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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

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 Vyvyan / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Rick / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Neil / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Mike (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 the Balowski Family / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Mark Arden ...
 Boy in Comic Strip / ... (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Bank Vault Manager / ... (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
Ben Elton ...
 Baz / ... (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
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Four mis-matched university students share a house in North London: Neil, the hippy; Mike, the cool person; Rick, a would-be anarchist studying sociology; and Vyvyan, the punk medical student who is prone to extreme violence. Together with their bastard Russian landlord, the world of these "bachelor boys" is surreal and violent, but ultimately hilarious. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Pauline Melville, who played Vivian's mother, who works as a barmaid in The Young Ones: Boring (1982) later played a barmaid in Red Dwarf: Backwards (1989) but was uncredited. See more »

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Surreal, nasty and simply marvellous.
11 October 2000 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

This series can give you hysterics time and time again. Something freakish, surprising or brilliantly silly happens every minute, and the comical appeal never seems to fade. The scripts are loaded with some wonderful, hilarious dialogue, the visual gags are suitably campy and over-the-top, and the plots are filled with surreal and quirky bits of delightful nonsense. This is a treasure trove of unforgettable moments of hilarity, you are urged to seek this out and laugh your head off.


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