The Young Ones: Season 1
2 Entertain Video (1982)
Comedy
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IMDB   8.2
200 mins UK / English
DVD 
Adrian Edmondson Vyvyan Basterd
Rik Mayall Rick
Nigel Planer Neil Pye
Christopher Ryan Mike TheCoolPerson
Alexei Sayle The Balowski Family / Various Roles
Ben Elton Baz / DJ / Voice Of Cat
Director
Geoff Posner
Paul Jackson
Producer Paul Jackson
Writer Ben Elton
Rik Mayall
Musician Peter Brewis

The show involves four lunatic students who live in a flat. There was Rik, the OTT one, Vyvian who was always the experimental scientific one, Neil, the worried hippy, and Mike, the ladies man. Each episode usually featured a performance by a band. Each band's name is listed with the guest stars. Most episodes run near 35 min. Repeats in the UK have been edited to 30 min. Several scenes were censored from the MTV airings in the mid-1980s
Episodes
    Seen it: Yes   35 mins    09/11/1982  1.  Demolition
Depressed Hippie Neil has plans on killing himself while Rick, Mike and Vyvyan go on ignoring him. The council plans on demolishing the house but have to beat Vyvyan who is using his body to destroy the house from the inside.
Director:  Paul Jackson (II)  Writer:  Ben Elton  / Rik Mayall 
Guest starring:  Paul Bradley, Christine Ellerbeck,  Chris Ellis, Ben Elton, Gerard Kelly,  Hilary Mason, Pauline Melville, Herbert Norville, Cyril Shaps, Anthony Sharp,  Maggie Steed, Andy de la Tour
    Seen it: Yes   35 mins    16/11/1982  2.  Oil
The boys move into their new house while Vyvyan locates oil in the basement. Mike sees this as an opporutnity to rule the house like a dictatorship with Vyvyan against Rick and Neil.
Director:  Paul Jackson (II)  Writer:  Ben Elton  / Rik Mayall 
Guest starring:  Tony Alleff,  Robbie Coltrane, Barrie Cookson, Mark Ezra, Ronnie Golden, Terry Medlicott, Patrick Newell, David Rhule
    Seen it: Yes   35 mins    23/11/1982  3.  Boring
Oblivious to terrorists, dancing vegetables, and card-playing mice, the boys complain of being bored.
Director:  Geoff Posner  Writer:  Ben Elton  / Rik Mayall 
Guest starring:  Mark Arden, Jim Barclay, Ruth Burnett, Jacqueline Clarke, Paola Dionisotti, Nick Dunning, Stephen Frost, Paul Gale,  Peter GreeneRoger Ashton-Griffiths, Pauline Melville, Patrick Newell, John Owens, Robin Parkinson, Ken Parry
    Seen it: Yes   35 mins    30/11/1982  4.  Bomb
The guys discover a bomb in the house, just in front of the fridge.
Director:  Geoff Posner  Writer:  Ben Elton  / Rik Mayall 
Guest starring:  Mark Arden, Jean Campbell-Dallas, Paola Dionisotti, Clair Hill, Ceri Jackson, Peter Laxton, Tony Sympson, Roger Sloman
    Seen it: Yes   35 mins    07/12/1982  5.  Interesting
The guys throw a wild party.
Director:  Paul Jackson (II)  Writer:  Ben Elton  / Rik Mayall 
Guest starring:  Keith Allen, Tony Allen, Linda Henry, Mark Arden, Nicholas Ball, Paul Bradley, Ruth Burnett, Mark Dewison,  Chris Ellis, Dawn French, Stephen Frost, Sadie Hamilton, Peter Laxton, David Lloyd, William McBain
    Seen it: Yes   35 mins    14/12/1982  6.  Flood
The guys may starve to death while monumental rains threaten to run them out.
Director:  Paul Jackson (II)  Writer:  Ben Elton  / Rik Mayall 
Guest starring:  Mark Arden, Jim Barclay, Arnold Brown, Ben Elton, Stephen Frost, Gareth Hale, Justine Lord, Norman Pace, David Rappaport, Cindy Shelley, Peter Wear
Edition Details
Series The Young Ones
No. of Disks/Tapes 1