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The Young Ones was a British variety show alternative comedy television series created by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, and Lise Mayer. Broadcast on the BBC, the show became one of the most influential British sitcoms in the 1980s, helping introduce many up-and-coming comedians to audiences.

The show also showcased the youth counter-culture of the era against the Conservative dominated politics of the decade under then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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  • Rik Mayall as Rick
  • Ade Edmondson as Vyvyan Basterd
  • Nigel Planer as Neil Pye
  • Christopher Ryan as Mike "The-Cool-Person"
  • Alexei Sayle as Jerzei Balowski

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