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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
11 November 1982 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. Full summary »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Without a doubt the greatest show in the history of the universe! See more (70 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 41)

Adrian Edmondson ... Vyvyan / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)

Rik Mayall ... Rick / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)

Nigel Planer ... Neil / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)

Christopher Ryan ... Mike (12 episodes, 1982-1984)

Alexei Sayle ... the Balowski Family / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Mark Arden ... 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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Series Directed by
Paul Jackson (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
Geoff Posner (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Writing credits
Ben Elton (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Rik Mayall (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Lise Mayer (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Alexei Sayle (12 episodes, 1982-1984)

Series Produced by
Paul Jackson .... producer / production (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Geoff Posner .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Original Music by
Peter Brewis (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
 
Series Film Editing by
Colin Jones (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Design by
Graeme Story (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
 
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Kidd (6 episodes, 1984)
Andrew Rose (3 episodes, 1982)
Anna Stubley (3 episodes, 1982)
Phoebe De Gaye (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Vivien Riley .... makeup supervisor / makeup artist (11 episodes, 1982-1984)
 
Series Production Management
Marcus Mortimer .... production manager (6 episodes, 1982)
Ed Bye .... production manager (6 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Art Department
Bob Warans .... properties / properties buyer (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Peter Clayton .... graphic designer (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Sound Department
Laurie Taylor .... sound (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Ian Tomlin .... sound effects (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
Clive Derbyshire .... film recordist (3 episodes, 1984)
Brian Robinson .... OB sound / o.b. sound (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Special Effects by
John Humphreys .... Prosthetics / sculptor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
David P. Barton .... visual effects (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
John Brace .... visual effects designer / visual effects (6 episodes, 1982)
Jim Francis .... visual effects (6 episodes, 1984)
Graham Brown .... visual effects assistant (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Stunts
Gareth Milne .... stunt arranger (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Fenna .... camera supervisor / senior cameraman (11 episodes, 1982-1984)
Fred Wright .... lighting (11 episodes, 1982-1984)
Geoff Stafford .... OB lighting / o.b. lighting (4 episodes, 1984)
William Dudman .... film cameraman (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Animation Department
Graeme Galvin .... character animation / character animator (4 episodes, 1984)
David Claridge .... character animation / character animator (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marlene Hajdu .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ed Wooden .... video tape editor / videotape editor (9 episodes, 1982-1984)
Graham Hutchings .... video tape editor (6 episodes, 1982)
Hilary West .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1982)
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Music Department
Adrian Edmondson .... performer: theme song (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Rik Mayall .... performer: theme song (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Nigel Planer .... performer: theme song (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Christopher Ryan .... performer: theme song (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Alexei Sayle .... performer: theme song (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Roy C. Bennett .... composer: theme music (2 episodes, 1984)
Sid Tepper .... composer: theme music (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Other crew
Alan Jeffery .... technical coordinator / technical manager (11 episodes, 1982-1984)
Ed Bye .... production team (6 episodes, 1982)
Marcus Kimber .... puppeteer (6 episodes, 1982)
Jackie Tyler .... production team (6 episodes, 1982)
Nick Fiveash .... production team (6 episodes, 1984)
Anna Staniland .... production team (6 episodes, 1984)
Carmella Milne .... production team (5 episodes, 1984)
Stephen Haggard .... production team (2 episodes, 1984)
Christine Moses .... production team (2 episodes, 1984)
 

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Runtime:
410 min | 35 min (12 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | UK:15

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Trivia:
Jennifer Saunders made two guest roles in the show as two different characters. Saunders and Adrian Edmondson were later married on 24 January 1985.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 20 Moments That Rocked Comedy (2015) (TV)See more »

FAQ

What are they supposed to be studying?
Vivian has a hamster called Special Patrol Group (SPG), what is SPG?
In what order is the Footlights College team on University Challenge?
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Without a doubt the greatest show in the history of the universe!, 1 May 2005

This is my favorite show of all time... no questions asked. My mother introduced it to me last year when she bought a video called "The Very Best of The Young Ones" which featured 5 episodes. They were Bomb, Boring, Bambi, Interesting and Summer Holiday. I was so hooked on it! I gave the video away to someone else... not before getting the complete series of season 1 and season 2 on DVD. It's absolute kick@ss and stuff and I can't help but watch it all of the time. I blooming love it.

I love Vyvyan the most out of them all, followed by Rik than Neil and of course Mike TheCoolPerson. But they're all hilarious. My favorite episode was probably Bambi... but they're all good.

Alexei Sayle would have to have been recognized as the funniest man in the whole entire world during this series.

The musical guests are fantastic as well with Madness, Motorhead, and so much more.

Hilariously written, wonderfully over the top acting, very original the whole way. Great... great... great... great show! This is proof that the British do comedy 100,000,000,000,000,000 times or better than the United States of America. Sorry Yankees... bow down before the Oxford graduates, Cambridge graduates and gifted high school dropouts!

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