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The Young Ones 

The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.
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1984   1982  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Mark Arden ...  Boy in Comic Strip / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1984
Stephen Frost ...  Bank Vault Manager / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1984
Ben Elton Ben Elton ...  Baz / ... 5 episodes, 1982-1984
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De unge See more »

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Runtime:

| (12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

The original episodes when first broadcast were 35 minutes long. Some repeat showings were edited versions running 30 minutes long, abridging various bits of material from each one. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Red Dwarf: Built to Last - Series IV (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Young Ones
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Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
Sung by the cast
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Personal favorite Young Ones story about the most raucously funny show episode ever - Bambi
28 November 2006 | by bruce99See all my reviews

My favorite thing to do with the Young Ones happened in a shop in Greenwich Village in the early 90's. I was in Meyers of Keswick, a British grocery in the Village with a young female coworker who trod down there with me in hopes of purchasing Christmas crackers and some English candy for the parties we were going to. We were in line waiting, and I noticed an actual Kendall Mintcake on the counter, picked it up, and screwed my face up to try to look like Ben Elton and said, "Hi," like I was Mr. Kendall Mintcake. My coworker stared blankly and I frustratedly tried to explain who The Young Ones were, Bambi, The Balowski Family, Monk deWally deHonk, Mr. Liberal,etc. to no avail. A cockney bloke standing next to us finally exploded and shouted, "Its Only The Greatest show Ever, Mate!!!" I asked him if he wanted to see how many pressups I could do. His girlfriend screamed at me that she was not being aggressive and we cracked in up in front of a few astonished bystanders.


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