Set in South East London, E4’s new comedy drama Youngers follows a group of friends trying to negotiate their way through teenage life in a world that’s more about swagger than straight As.
Episode 1: “South’s Finest – Part One”
Wednesday 20 March 2013, 7.30pm
Its GCSE results day for best friends Jay and Yemi. But while Yemi’s results open the doors to the college of his dreams, Jay’s results mean a potential future working for his dad. Determined not to become a ‘boiler man’ Jay turns his focus to a local music talent competition called Mic Star. He believes this is the answer for his future. If only he can convince Yemi likewise. On enrolment day for Chairwood, Yemi meets current student Davina, who has an interesting take on Mic Star, and could change Yemi’s mind.
Episode 2: “South’s Finest – Part Two”
Wednesday 27 March 2013, 7.30pm
Jay and Yemi enter the world of Boxes nightclub, determined to win Mic Star. Their competition doesn’t seem as heavyweight as first expected, but the hostile crowd puts enough fear into the boys, for them to know that this won’t be easy. Davina struggles with her own nerves but finds a pleasant distraction in Jay.
Episode 3: “For Man-dem only”
Wednesday 3 April 2013, 7.30pm
After the Boxes debacle Jay attempts to get his phone back from Jodie – but she’s not gonna give it up easily. Yemi invites Davina to his bedroom studio to record. However Jay’s response to this is less than warm.
Episode 4: “Enigma”
Wednesday 10 April 2013, 7.30pm
Jay begins his first day working with his dad but this brings an opportunity that he believes will propel the Youngers into the big time. Yemi meets popular local MC collective the Avengers Krew at a houseparty. They invite the Youngers to use their studio but things don’t go quite to plan.
Episode 5: “A to B and the Apology”
Wednesday 17 April 2013, 7.30pm
Jay takes it upon himself to make a music video (with the help of Davina) to make amends for Enigma. However without Yemi he makes a mess of things. While Jay and Davina get closer as they make the video, Yemi struggles to get to grips with his college work.
Episode 6: “Money Mad”
Wednesday 24 April 2013, 7.30pm
Davina has an idea to help boost the Youngers profile and get more online hits for their music video. Ashley meets an old friend who provides a way out of his money problems. He also gets the Youngers their first radio interview. And a rare act of chivalry from Jay ends in a complex situation.
Episode 7: “It’s all about love”
Wednesday 1 May 2013, 7.30pm
Davina’s school performance is coming up but she can’t get Jay out of her head. Jay does his best to be loyal to Yemi. Yemi takes the plunge and asks Davina out. But soon finds out the real reason for her rejection. The Avengers Krew attempt to tap-up Yemi.
Episode 8: “United we stand…”
Wednesday 8 May 2013, 7.30pm
Ashley lines the Youngers up to be special guests on the Avengers Krew’s mixtape launch night concert. But unbeknownst to the others Yemi has already started work with A.K. Jay and Davina have a heart to heart. All seems to be sorted until the Mandem on the Wall have a say and things crumble apart. Will the Youngers make it to the concert?
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