The South Bank Show

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith

Series 9 - Episode 3 Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith

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Review

Steve Pemberton never liked the name The League of Gentlemen for the beloved black-comedy sketch troupe, and suggested The Porn Dwarves instead. He rolls his eyes at the memory and tells Melvyn Bragg, “You’d never do a South Bank Show on something called the Porn Dwarves.”

Bragg probes the creative partnership between two members of the League, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, and cameras accompany the pair on the latest series of their wildly imaginative cult horror anthology, Inside No 9. Bragg takes them through some of the most memorable episodes (be warned if you’ve never seen the show, the endings are revealed) and discusses their abiding love of horror and psychological thrillers.

Summary

Melvyn Bragg meets comedy writers and actors Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, talking about their work on The League of Gentlemen and going behind the scenes on an episode of Inside No 9.
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