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How the Young Ones Changed Comedy

How the Young Ones Changed Comedy

How the ground-breaking sitcom, which launched the careers of Alexei Sayle, Nigel Planer, Chris Ryan and Adrian Edmondson, changed the comedy landscape

Do you remember the TV Times advert that featured in The Young Ones?

Do you know who nearly played wide boy Mike?

Have you heard about the mystery ‘fifth housemate’?

All is revealed in this enjoyable one-off about the ground-breaking sitcom in which stars Alexei Sayle, Nigel Planer, Chris Ryan and Adrian Edmondson and co-writer Lise Mayer – then girlfriend of Rik Mayall – share memories.

 

Mandy Cooper
TV Times Highlights Editor

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.