The Young Offenders will be back soon on our screens for a fourth series on the BBC, with Alex Murphy and Chris Walley returning once again to play lovable rogues Conor MacSweeney and Jock O'Keeffe.

The TV show followed the 2016 film with there having been three series so far, with the last one airing in 2020.

It follows the adventures of delinquents Conor and Jock in Cork as people around them try to keep them on the straight and narrow.

After a four-year gap between broadcasts, there will also be a time jump in the show of similar length.

A synopsis of the series on TVZone reads: "Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) have grown older, but not wiser.

"A madcap trip sees them on the wrong side of the law, as they’re given a free holiday to Colombia. All they have to do is bring back two heavy parka coats to Ireland, what could possibly go wrong?"

"Meanwhile back home former Principal Walsh (P J Gallagher) has found himself in dire straits because of a disastrous split with his wine-loving wife, Orla (Orla Fitzgerald)."

As reported by What To Watch creator Peter Foot said: "Audiences have been asking for more of the journeys of these characters and we’re very excited to take the show in new directions for series 4 and can’t wait to bring it back to TV screens.”

The Young Offenders series 4 full cast list

  • Alex Murphy as Conor MacSweeney
  • Chris Walley as Jock O'Keeffe
  • PJ Gallagher as Barry Walsh
  • Dominic MacHale as Tony Healy
  • Hilary Rose as Mairéad MacSweeney
  • Demi Isaac Oviawe as Linda Walsh
  • Orla Fitzgerald as Orla Walsh
  • Jennifer Barry as Siobhan Walsh
  • Pat O'Connell as Pat
  • Rylee Hosford as Star Walsh
  • Shane Casey as Billy Murphy
  • Felix Castaldo as Thomas
  • Daniel Power as Gavin Madigan
  • David McSavage 

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When will The Young Offenders series 4 be on TV?

The first episode of the fourth series of The Young Offenders will air at 9.30pm on BBC One on Friday, May 10.

After that, the remaining five episodes will air in the same timeslot across the following Fridays.

Alternatively, all the episodes will drop on BBC iPlayer on Friday if you want to binge it.