Type
Scripted
Premiered
Nov. 09, 1982
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
35 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC TWO TV Network
Genre
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The Young Ones (UK)

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.

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Last Episode

TV Special: Comic Relief Aired: Apr. 25, 1986

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 2 seasons and 13 episodes air between 1982 and 1984.

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  • Many then-current and future BBC comedy stars made appearances in this program. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders (French and Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous), Hugh Laurie (most recently of…
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    Many then-current and future BBC comedy stars made appearances in this program. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders (French and Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous), Hugh Laurie (most recently of House), Emma Thompson (dramatic star), Stephen Fry (intellectual & comedian), Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones (of Alas Smith and Jones), Robbie Coltrane (most recently of Harry Potter's Hagrid fame), Lenny Henry (comedian), Ben Elton (playwright and comedian), and countless others.
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  • According to Ed Bye, the show was surprisingly popular with policemen, a fact which upset Rik Mayall, greatly.
  • The principal characters were all derived from characters performed by the actors at The Comic Strip club in London in the early-1980s. Rik, the People's Poet was a solo act by Rik Mayall;…
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    The principal characters were all derived from characters performed by the actors at The Comic Strip club in London in the early-1980s. Rik, the People's Poet was a solo act by Rik Mayall; Vyvyan was a development of Adrian Edmondson's half of Twentieth Century Coyote (with Rik Mayall); Neil was originally Nigel Planer's inept (and depressed) folk singer; while Mike was based on Peter Richardson's performance as half of The Outer Limits (with Nigel Planer). It was originally intended that Richardson should join the show, but when he declined, the role was offered to Christopher Ryan.
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