Category: The Young Ones

  • A Bunch Of Students In A Flat
    A Bunch Of Students In A Flat

    Here’s an excellent episode of The Alexei Sayle Podcast, featuring Lise Mayer, all about a 1980s sitcom called The Young Ones.

  • Elephant Head
    Elephant Head

    It’s too late. He’s already here. Normal service will resume shortly.

  • Sitcom-puter Games
    Sitcom-puter Games

    Here’s a really interesting advert for The Young Ones game, complete with fill in-game graphics, and a voice over. I don’t know who the voice over is, but every now and then, there’s a hint that it might be Ben Elton. I’m probably wrong. As an aside, in a related vein, here’s the gameplay for…

  • It Goes Deeper Than You Think
    It Goes Deeper Than You Think

    There’s An Extra Layer To The Young Ones Grange Hill Bit I like stumbling across things that add an extra dimension to something I already know so well. Take this moment, from The Young Ones, for example. I’ve explored this clip before, in an effort to try and work out if the set-pieces are from…

  • It’s June The 12th
    It’s June The 12th

    “It’s the middle of summer, big ears.” Every year, around this time, I am reminded of this, from the Time episode of The Young Ones: As is Dawn French, it seems. Anyway, I wondered about this date (June 12th), in particular its specificity. I can’t find any copies of an original script for the episode,…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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