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

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

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  • The reason for including a performance by a live band in each episode was that this caused the BBC to categorize the show as "Light Entertainment" rather than "Situation Comedy", which meant…
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    The reason for including a performance by a live band in each episode was that this caused the BBC to categorize the show as "Light Entertainment" rather than "Situation Comedy", which meant it got a budget, as no budget was available for further sitcoms.
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  • During the show, Alexei Sayle would go out of character and play himself and would rant and talk about something from the comedian's own life, which he is known for in his sketch comedy shows…
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    During the show, Alexei Sayle would go out of character and play himself and would rant and talk about something from the comedian's own life, which he is known for in his sketch comedy shows and stand up acts.
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  • Pauline Melville, who played Vivian's mother, who works as a barmaid in "The Young Ones" (1982) {Boring (#1.3)} later played a barmaid in "Red Dwarf" (1988) {Backwards (#3.1)} but was…
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    Pauline Melville, who played Vivian's mother, who works as a barmaid in "The Young Ones" (1982) {Boring (#1.3)} later played a barmaid in "Red Dwarf" (1988) {Backwards (#3.1)} but was uncredited.
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