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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rik Mayall never considered giving his character Kevin Turvey from the BBC sketch show A Kick Up the Eighties (1981), a cameo in an episode of the sitcom. 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

Featured in A History of Alternative Comedy (1999) 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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Surreal, nasty and simply marvellous.
11 October 2000 | by vknSee 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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