The Young Ones

When this anarchic comedy exploded onto our screens in 1982 it felt like the start of a comedy revolution, which, in many ways, it was. The first sitcom from the burgeoning 80s alternative comedy scene, the show launched the careers of Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Alexei Sayle and Ben Elton. The Young Ones follows the lives of four dislikable social inadequates, each ostensibly studying at Scumbag College, but actually just doing whatever the hell they liked and having extremely strange, surreal adventures in the process.

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