YOUNG ONES, THE (BBC 1982-1984)

UK / BBC Two / 12×35 minute episodes / 1982 and 1984

Writers: Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, Lise Mayer / Producer: Paul Jackson

Sitcom. Four extremely anarchic and very possibly mentally deranged students share a decrepit house. Each week a pop group of the time performed a song (Madness, Motorhead etc). Alexei Sayle appeared on a regular basis as the foursomes ranting landlord, most of his material was self written. 

This show was extremely influential with the up and coming comedians of the day and was supposedly based on the flat sharing experiences of the university graduates cast and writers.

Rick…………………………………………..RIK MAYALL

Vivyan………………………………………..ADE EDMONDSON

Neil……………………………………………NIGEL PLANER

Mike………………………………………….CHRISTOPHER RYAN

Jerzy Balowski…………………………….ALEXEI SAYLE