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Breaking Down Your Group Of Friends At School | Ladhood now on iPlayer

February 15, 2020

BELL RINGS It was the final day of the school
year and we were all in the mood for some classically
formative experiences. This was my gang. In order of coolness, by which
I mean the average number of cigarettes we each
smoked per day, there was Adnan Masood, AKA Addy… ..Ralph Roberts… ..and Tom “Craggy” Cragg. And this was me,
just sitting on a table thinking, I assume, knowing me. It’s quite hard to visually
demonstrate thinking, isn’t it? Yeah, that’s better. Lot fresher-faced then, of course. But then that is what circa 10,000
pints of cheap lager will do to you. And of course, we all picture
ourselves being slightly better looking in
our memories, don’t we? So, you know, just go with it. Going for the arm bar!
No chance, dickhead! Will you two pack it in?
You’re doing me head in! Yeah, we both know
you’re soft as shit. Yeah, well at least
we’re not thick as shit! And actually end up going to uni and
try to do something with our lives instead of spending the next decade
just managing a coke habit, Ralph! Sorry, got carried away there.
Don’t know why I did that. That was bad and snobbish
and I won’t do it again. They can’t hear me, by the way. As the cooler/more carcinogenically
exposed members of the group, Adnan and Ralph had big
ambitions for the summer, involving two girls, names of
Rachel Fielder and Cassie McClaire. Cassie, it was agreed, was almost
the coolest, most fanciable girl in the school, second
only to Rachel Fielder. Rachel’s coolness partly lay
in her knowing and singing the best new songs before anyone else. On this particular day,
it was Never Leave You by Lumidee. HE MUTTERS EXCITEDLY They’re coming, they’re coming!
Fuck up, man! Hi, Ralph. Hi, Ralph. Rachel. I’m Rachel. Ralph. You’re Rachel, I’m Ralph. Yeah, I know. So, how are you keeping, then? How’s she keeping?! You sound like my uncle,
and he’s dead. I’m keeping all right, thanks. Maybe see you down
Glebelands tonight? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, defo. I’ll see you then, then. What’s that song that
you’ve been singing today? Never Leave You by Lumidee. She’s sick and
she’s going to be a star, like her peer Beyonce’s
also going to be. Cool, cool one. Sick one. HE CLEARS HIS THROAT Ey up, Cassie. Give us a fuckin’ cig, Addy. Yeah, sure. You…
You can have two if you like. Can I have ’em all? Course. Cheers. In a bit. Cassie’s so fuckin’ fit
I want to jump off a footbridge. Tut. Even as a youth, unlike Addy, I would never objectify women
in this way. Yeah. Absolute stun-bucket, mate. Addy, we went four ways on
them cigs! Shut up, Craggy! I get me pocket money tonight.
I’ll get more. Hey, Ralph, you really fucked up
your chance to impress Fielder there.
What do you mean? You hardly said owt to her,
didn’t you? Yeah, and what you did say
were fuckin’ stupid! Shut up, Craggy!
I’m not like that, am I? Some lads, they just like to talk
and talk and talk. That’s not me. My two penn’orth, yeah? Birds talk. Lads only say shit
when shit needs actually saying. Rachel knows that a real man
will just sit there, yeah? And not try and impress her
and do his own thing, do you know what I mean? And she respects me cos
that’s me. I’ve never… I’ve never talked too much,
never blabbed on, do you know what I mean?
I don’t like big conversations. I don’t do it. I never have done.
I never will do. Know what I mean? I-I-I’m strong, but silent. Yeah. Forever. End of. Right, it’s just that
Whitey’s chatting her up and she seems to be enjoying it. Our antagonist, the villain of
the piece – Matthew White. He went by Whitey,
even to his parents. He was renowned for once having
nutted a train conductor for having the neck to
ask to see his ticket. She won’t fall for his bullshit. She seems to be falling for it
pretty hard. Shut up, Craggy. Look, Ralph,
it’s normal to feel pissed off when you’ve been rejected. What the fuck are you, Liam, some sort of fucking therapist
or something? I’m only trying to help! He’s looking over, Ralph. Yeah. I’ll smack him
if he looks over again. Will you fuck, Ralph! Yeah, I will, Craggy. Ralph! Hey, get off him, man.
Ralph! Get off him! BELL RINGS Addy, you better have them
cigs by tonight, mate.


  • Reply Swords And sandals December 5, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Is this a washed down inbetweeners?

  • Reply M H December 5, 2019 at 1:43 am


  • Reply HazePC December 5, 2019 at 3:37 am

    This series was shit

  • Reply Aaron James December 5, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Addy is the btec prince naseem

  • Reply HBK Customs December 5, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Yooo thats East is east kid 😂 forgot his name

  • Reply Mr Unknown December 5, 2019 at 5:06 am

    The accuracy of this show is

    Inbetweeners – South

    This show – North

  • Reply ClickFaster_ December 5, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Ralph shoulds like a guy I play with on Xbox

  • Reply brad Hughes December 5, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    When is season 2 out

  • Reply Patrick 14q December 5, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    What’s this cringe

  • Reply Hanna N December 5, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Understood perfectly and I’m not even white

  • Reply Karl Owusu December 5, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Fun fact: This was filmed at my school!

  • Reply John Doe December 5, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Shit it’s mad how much the cigarette thing is true even now lol

  • Reply Fxruu December 5, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Btec inbetweeners

  • Reply [madd] December 5, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Oh my gosh! It's Jordan! 😍😍

  • Reply Tfinnan December 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    This show is fkn class

  • Reply Adam Blaize December 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    The comedian narrating everything actually takes something away from everything else that’s going on. It’s just really distracting. There’s also nothing wrong with a young person being unaware that they’re objectifying someone, as long as they learn that it’s not ok, as their character develops.

    I’m not a professional writer, but I do find it interesting that the narrator, who I assume wrote this, has chosen to distance his younger self from any kind of immaturity, which is where most of the character development would come from. You say and do stupid things when you’re younger and then you develop and learn from your mistakes. That’s always much more interesting.

  • Reply Sxmmy Exrl December 5, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Friday night dinner ???

  • Reply Luke Murray December 6, 2019 at 1:03 am

    How tf can yeah not understand what they're saying 🤣🤣

  • Reply Jim Martin December 6, 2019 at 1:41 am

    How weird this must have been to film

  • Reply Megan Gudgeon December 6, 2019 at 3:21 am



    Boys 🙄

  • Reply Dan B 0809 December 6, 2019 at 5:41 am

    It's Ben from Friday Night Dinner!

  • Reply An Account December 6, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Any less depressed now?

  • Reply can yildiz December 6, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Fuckn bad taste

  • Reply JJ m December 6, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    This acc slaps

  • Reply softbih December 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    I want there to be a show about 2019 youth and how they act around females now

  • Reply Ryan December 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    When is season 2? I legit watched all 6 episodes last night.

  • Reply Adenzm18 December 6, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    That the guy from west is west

  • Reply 14 JC December 6, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    This ain't the down its the up beat

  • Reply ZooM December 7, 2019 at 1:23 am

    This guy looks like the beta male version of Rick Grimes

  • Reply Da Pumaface December 7, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I don't think they know what "nutted" means nowadays

  • Reply ljly December 7, 2019 at 1:49 am

    norf fc init

  • Reply Tusia D December 7, 2019 at 2:18 am

    I can understand only about 40% of what they’re saying just because it is sooooo british

  • Reply nkam9 December 7, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Casualy just dealing cigarettes in the middle of class 😂

  • Reply Tcave 12345 December 7, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Is the narrator the guy who played as Johnny’s friend in the Lord Luck episode in Friday Night Dinner?

  • Reply Lynx Hearthweru December 7, 2019 at 4:39 am

    The end was a bit weak, but overall, it's decently funny.

  • Reply Bandana bandit YT December 7, 2019 at 6:15 am

    That was filmed at my school and we kept hitting there filming cars with footballs

  • Reply Belle.Mayy December 7, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Lol that’s my school

  • Reply Hahah Haha December 7, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Weirder video I’ve ever watched why are old people so out of touch

  • Reply TBLAKEY December 7, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Gotta get that diversity

  • Reply Hana December 7, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Northern Antics I pree

  • Reply liam o'malley December 7, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Ayyy, Leeds Leeds Leeds

  • Reply PrinceIzaakVEVO December 7, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    This is what boomers think teens are like 😂

  • Reply ayeyobossman December 7, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    God this is so fucken different than my school experience

  • Reply ayeyobossman December 7, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Why are they all weird looking?

  • Reply Isaac Coles December 7, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    This what happens when you get involved..!

  • Reply Hannah December 7, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Looool Leeds mad 💀

  • Reply Thomas Alvarez December 7, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    2:50 I’m liking this, might give it a watch

  • Reply Arik December 7, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Garfoth is such a shit school

  • Reply MD 98 December 7, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Not funny. At all.

  • Reply Louise December 7, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    The narrative element to this just seems more irritating than comedic. Shame

  • Reply freezy f December 7, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    😂😂I see the inbetweeners those lot should have their own show

  • Reply Jack AK December 8, 2019 at 1:43 am

    the streets at the end nearly made me nut

  • Reply Lili Novak December 8, 2019 at 3:17 am

    cassie is packing FOREHEAD

  • Reply Billy December 8, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Acc a really good show

  • Reply Aros of Kernow December 8, 2019 at 4:49 am

    This is like a PC version of the inbetweeners

  • Reply Sir Octopus December 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    anyone else getting some serious "World's End" flashback vibes

  • Reply James Atkins December 8, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    "He's doing me heed in!"

  • Reply The MK December 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    I’m Scottish and I can understa- oh, never mind actually.

  • Reply Clare Van Mierlo December 8, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Can we have inbetweeners?
    Mom: we have inbetweeners at home
    Inbetweeners at home:

  • Reply Amelia Okumura December 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I’m from the south and I can understand this perfectly fine

  • Reply MAVI ASMR, December 8, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    It’s interesting because they set it in Jfk school which is my school

  • Reply fjdjfnf sjsjr December 8, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Don't get how a show based in the north is filmed mostly in the south lol

  • Reply Daniel December 9, 2019 at 12:14 am

    accent thicker than a bowl of oatmeal

  • Reply Jackson Gray December 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Why does this guy sound like Gary King from the world's end

  • Reply Jacob Pounder December 9, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    When your from Leeds this all makes sense.

  • Reply McKenzie Khan December 10, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Sounds like the intro to The World's End, even got Simon Pegg's voice… xD

  • Reply holly leigh December 10, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    1:30 how is she popular with her skirt that length

  • Reply Mike Hocksbig December 10, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    He sounds a bit like cillian murphy

  • Reply prxncessF xo December 11, 2019 at 1:28 am

    only northerners will understand

  • Reply Beast Mode December 11, 2019 at 5:13 am

    This was filmed at my school JFK in Hemel Hempstead

  • Reply um t December 11, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I know this is accurate because of the Asian guys hair.

  • Reply pinwheel87 December 15, 2019 at 5:49 am

    why has everyone got to compare any series about british school kids to the inbetweeners. yes the inbetweeners is great but so is this!!!

  • Reply Luuk Roper December 18, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Let's push things forward at the end 👌👌♥️♥️

  • Reply A Living Organism January 1, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    This is cringe

  • Reply Lachlan Ve January 2, 2020 at 9:44 am

    What's the show

  • Reply James Silk January 6, 2020 at 12:08 am

    That Asian actor looks about 40 😂

  • Reply Ruhama Khatun January 7, 2020 at 6:49 am

    it’s the boy that used to be on ackley bridge

  • Reply Big Lad January 9, 2020 at 5:50 am

    Addy a simp for real tho

  • Reply abdi muse January 12, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Bunch of nitty's

  • Reply G T January 13, 2020 at 8:24 am

    No wonder they were pussieos they can't pull girls right

  • Reply Brosef Stylin1878 January 18, 2020 at 4:51 am

    What friends?

  • Reply Aquafresh January 20, 2020 at 12:49 am

    This is better than The Inbetweeners.

  • Reply Joe 2002 January 20, 2020 at 2:10 am

    “She’s not coming back”- Lord Luck

  • Reply Andre Tahu January 23, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Adi be smipin

  • Reply your local anarchist January 26, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    more episodes please

  • Reply Purps January 27, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Friend groups

  • Reply Anonymous January 28, 2020 at 5:19 am

    The dialogue be like: Uszubshs. Shsusjahhays agayhazhhzhzjdnznshsj jsjsjshjsjsha hahahahaha jsjsjshahgYba and snsjjanshsuznzbabahahjiidns snsjzjsjsj

  • Reply gary ross January 29, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Very relevant to my life, & Oscar Kennedy's acting is sublime, as always.

  • Reply gary ross February 2, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Saw a bit of Oscar's legs in this episode & they are gorgeous, he always did have beautiful legs.

  • Reply alpha destany February 2, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    I'd rather just chill by my self at school than be seen with this

  • Reply Stormy February 3, 2020 at 4:20 am

    Pure Leeds

  • Reply asdas asdasd February 3, 2020 at 7:35 am

    god the two schoolgirl actors are so hot, would love to bend em over in them uniforms and lick them fannys and shag them in the toilets

  • Reply James 3 February 4, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Set in 2003 they were the days 💸💸

  • Reply Internetperson February 5, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    The accuracy of this sometimes are reasons this country pisses me off.

  • Reply Flinjo Games February 5, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Anyone else here from Garforth? I live down here and it's 100% accurate

  • Reply warren Stephens February 6, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Like a Glove! haaaaaaaaaaa

  • Reply warren Stephens February 6, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Dros urdas ze Saxon in honour of the Saxon. we not the best friends wales and England but there's something there lol mad fare play x

  • Reply nathan February 6, 2020 at 2:46 am

    bold of you to assume to assume i have a group of friends

  • Reply lil_racc February 6, 2020 at 3:52 am

    2:21 simp

  • Reply Minii February 8, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    That’s the guy from Friday night dinner who’s heartbroken by Lucy 😂😂

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