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The Young Ones (1982–1984)

TV Series | 410 min | Comedy

The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.
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Updated Nov 9, 1982

Release date (First episode)
Nov 9, 1982 (United Kingdom)

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Adrian Edmondson
Vyvyan / Alien Spotter / Randy the Cowpoke Vyvyan / Alien Spotter / Randy the Cowpoke   See fewer
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Rik Mayall
Rick / Alien Spotter / Bobby Malvenes / Dicky / Fly #1 / TV Announcer Rick / Alien Spotter / Bobby Malvenes / Dicky / Fly #1 / TV Announcer   See fewer
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Nigel Planer
Neil / Dino / E.T. Fairfax / Famine / Fly #2 Neil / Dino / E.T. Fairfax / Famine / Fly #2   See fewer
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Christopher Ryan
Mike / Matchbox / The Late Grand Fairfax Mike / Matchbox / The Late Grand Fairfax   See fewer
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Alexei Sayle
the Balowski Family / Brian Damage / Harry the Bastard / Jerzy Balowski / Jester Balowski / … See more the Balowski Family / Brian Damage / Harry the Bastard / Jerzy Balowski / Jester Balowski / Joan Collins / Police Recruiter / Train Driver   See fewer
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Mark Arden
Boy in Comic Strip / Father on Cornflakes Box / Gatecrasher / Gravedigger / Headless Ghost / … See more Boy in Comic Strip / Father on Cornflakes Box / Gatecrasher / Gravedigger / Headless Ghost / Man in Cabin / Mick the Manure Salesman / Policeman   See fewer
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Stephen Frost
Bank Vault Manager / Boy in Comic Strip / Gatecrasher / Gravedigger / Headless Ghost / … See more Bank Vault Manager / Boy in Comic Strip / Gatecrasher / Gravedigger / Headless Ghost / Man in Cabin / Policeman / Tess the Manure Salesman   See fewer
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Ben Elton
Baz / Cat / DJ / Grange Hill Student / Kendal Mintcake / Man in Beer Commercial Baz / Cat / DJ / Grange Hill Student / Kendal Mintcake / Man in Beer Commercial   See fewer
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Paul Bradley
Warlock / Pilot Warlock / Pilot   See fewer
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Jim Barclay
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Robbie Coltrane
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Ruth Burnett
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Gareth Hale
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Dawn French
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Norman Pace
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Pauline Melville
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Andy de la Tour
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Peter Laxton
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Maggie Steed
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Lee Cornes
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Arnold Brown
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Paola Dionisotti
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Chris Ellis
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Ceri Jackson
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Patrick Newell
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David Rappaport
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Peter Wear
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Jennifer Saunders
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Cindy Shelley
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Michael Redfern
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Chris Barrie
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Gerard Kelly
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Brian Croucher
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Helen Lederer
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Roger Sloman
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Jools Holland
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Lise Mayer
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Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Keith Allen
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Tony Allen
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Linda Henry
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Helen Atkinson Wood
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Barrie Cookson
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Steve Dixon
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Stephen Fry
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Nicholas Ball
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Clair Hill
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Damaris Hayman
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Julianne White
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John Owens
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Daniel Peacock
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Martin Dobson
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Carla Mendonça
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Barry Stanton
Postman Postman   See fewer
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Ken Parry
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Terry Jones
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Tony Moore
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Various Various   See fewer
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Himself Himself   See fewer
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Neneh Cherry
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8.2 / 10 | 12,283 votes