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)
Christopher Ryan ...
 Mike (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Alexei Sayle ...
 the Balowski Family / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Boy in Comic Strip / ... (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
Stephen Frost ...
 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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Unusually for a BBC sitcom at the time, most of the location scenes were recorded on video using Outside Broadcast facilities instead of 16mm film. See more »

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I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!
25 February 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

Absolutely brilliant describes this show. I have never laughed so hard in my entire life that was until I saw one episode of "The young ones" a while back. I couldn't stop laughing! Such funny characters like Rick, Vyvyien, Mike Thecoolguy, and Neil the hippie have never made me laugh until I cried. It has a lot of silly, and funny moments as well as some of the best memorable quotes ever to be written on a script. All I can say is to those who have never seen this show, and have a good opportunity to see it, CHECK IT OUT!!! 10/10.


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