The Young Ones: Season 2, Episode 6

Summer Holiday (19 Jun. 1984)

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It's the end of the term at College, and Vyvan, Rick, Mike and Neil are having a lazy summer holiday. But they end up getting evicted by Mr. Bolowski and decide to rob a bank, before making a getaway on a bus.


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Episode credited cast:
Christopher Ryan ...
Alexei Sayle ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Croucher ...
Mr. Real Robber
Ben Elton ...
Man in Commercial
Alan Freeman ...
Stephen Frost ...
Bank Vault Manager
Jools Holland ...
Mark Lambert
Peter Laxton ...
Helen Lederer ...
Bank Teller
Norman Lovett ...
The Guy from the Penny Arcade


It's the end of the term at College, and Vyvan, Rick, Mike and Neil are having a lazy summer holiday. But they end up getting evicted by Mr. Bolowski and decide to rob a bank, before making a getaway on a bus.

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The last episode of the series. See more »


The "For Sale" sign outside the house advertises the address as "Carshalton" which is a suburb in South London. However the house has previously been established as being in North London. See more »


Mike: Neil, it is very rare you interest me, but today you have. Why do you keep coming in here, carrying a cake, and saying surprise?
Neil: It's my birthday.
Mike: Now you knew that anyway, and we don't care, so where's the surprise?
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The closing cast and crew credits for this final episode are in a single alphabetical list, with no job titles or character names. See more »


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A great finale to a great series.
9 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Young Ones was a brilliant comedy show. The second series was truly the strongest, but there was never a duff episode. It was something different to the usual hospital and murder drama schedule that the BBC always had in mind. And the last episode is truly a great sign-off. The show stays amusing throughout - the ending is amusing and also emotional, depending on which way you look at it. All of the characters are once again as wild as they always were - Rick's luck is at its worst here, and Vyvyan even admits that mindless violence (his usual hobby) can be boring. Neil once again suffers, and Mike is his usual cool (yet rather uninteresting) self. This episode had loads of laughs on offer - the "Fascist Pig Bank" based on the Natwest had me in stitches. It is good to see that this show had no really emotional, sentimentalised conclusion in mind - it ended on the note that it had set for itself these past 12 episodes - a note of wildness and unpredictability. Though the death of SPG, the death of Rick's parents and the loss of the Young Ones' home were kind of setting things up for the end. But to be honest, every comedy show needs a real sign off. And the Young Ones had one. I will sum this comedy series up in one word - CRAZY. And spiffing as well. 10/10

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