We didn't even know we needed Jock and Conor to complete our Christmas until today, but we did.

'The Young Offenders Christmas Special' will see the Cork lads return to our screens once more. The episode, which was filmed in October, will see the residents of the estate where Conor (Alex Murphy), Jock (Chris Walley) and Mairead (Hilary Rose) live fighting off an eviction from the council. However, amongst all this, Mairead is taken ill and ends up in hospital.

The situation proves to be more serious than they thought and not knowing how to help, the lads ask Mairead if there's anything they can get her. The two friends set off on a chaotic adventure to try make her wish come true and in the process find out something about themselves and the value of empathy.

The episode, which will also feature a guest appearance from Robert Sheehan, will air in December and follows on from a hugely successful BBC series and a smash hit feature film of the same name.