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The League of Gentlemen

  • 2017
  • Season 4
  • 3 episodes
  • Sitcom

Summary

A return to celebrate its 20th anniversary at the BBC. Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss play the bizarre, darkly comic characters inhabiting Royston Vasey.

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Episode 1: Return to Royston Vasey

Summary

Familiar faces come back to Royston Vasey to settle old scores and dig up old friends - with more bad blood than an abattoir with septicaemia. Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss star in scripts written by themselves and Jeremy Dyson.

Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Okey, cokey pig in a pokey, your local show for local people is back for three new episodes (first shown in December 2017).

Time may have moved on in Royston Vasey since series 3 ended in 2002, but Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith astutely combine the right amount of nostalgic reminiscence with a clever sense of how age may have withered the nutjobs and cranks of this classic comedy. The local shop has burnt down (though Edward and Tubbs may have escaped unsinged) and Ross is back at Pauline’s job seekers’ class. But there’s always an unexpected twist to complement the twistedness.

At their best the League were like a Millennial Monty Python and there is more than enough extreme, unsparing, fantastically boundary-free hilarity for both fan and newcomer alike to send the hairs prickling on the back of your head. Plus there’s a clever in-joke reminder at the end of one of the many superb things the boys have been up to in the intervening years. But be careful – once you’ve had a taste of their special stuff you may never want to leave…

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

Streaming

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Credits

Cast

rolename
Various charactersMark Gatiss
Various charactersSteve Pemberton
Various charactersReece Shearsmith
EllieLyndsey Marshal
ReceptionistGemma Paige North
DaisyIsla Neild
MumJackie Knowles
WorkmanShaun Mason
ChloeFrancesca Knight
RadclyffeLily Knight
Dr FisherAndrew Readman
OrderlySimon Smithies
Little girlRuby Longshaw
Mr WebsterHylton Collins
TriciaSian Gibson
JenniferSammy Oliver
MaisyClaire Cornmell

Crew

rolename
DirectorSteve Bendelack
ProducerAdam Tandy
WriterMark Gatiss
WriterReece Shearsmith
WriterJeremy Dyson
WriterSteve Pemberton

All episodes

  • Episode 1

    Return to Royston Vasey

    Summary

    Familiar faces come back to Royston Vasey to settle old scores and dig up old friends - with more bad blood than an abattoir with septicaemia. Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss star in scripts written by themselves and Jeremy Dyson.

    Review

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.

    Okey, cokey pig in a pokey, your local show for local people is back for three new episodes (first shown in December 2017).

    Time may have moved on in Royston Vasey since series 3 ended in 2002, but Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith astutely combine the right amount of nostalgic reminiscence with a clever sense of how age may have withered the nutjobs and cranks of this classic comedy. The local shop has burnt down (though Edward and Tubbs may have escaped unsinged) and Ross is back at Pauline’s job seekers’ class. But there’s always an unexpected twist to complement the twistedness.

    At their best the League were like a Millennial Monty Python and there is more than enough extreme, unsparing, fantastically boundary-free hilarity for both fan and newcomer alike to send the hairs prickling on the back of your head. Plus there’s a clever in-joke reminder at the end of one of the many superb things the boys have been up to in the intervening years. But be careful – once you’ve had a taste of their special stuff you may never want to leave…

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Various charactersMark Gatiss
    Various charactersSteve Pemberton
    Various charactersReece Shearsmith
    EllieLyndsey Marshal
    ReceptionistGemma Paige North
    DaisyIsla Neild
    MumJackie Knowles
    WorkmanShaun Mason
    ChloeFrancesca Knight
    RadclyffeLily Knight
    Dr FisherAndrew Readman
    OrderlySimon Smithies
    Little girlRuby Longshaw
    Mr WebsterHylton Collins
    TriciaSian Gibson
    JenniferSammy Oliver
    MaisyClaire Cornmell

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSteve Bendelack
    ProducerAdam Tandy
    WriterMark Gatiss
    WriterReece Shearsmith
    WriterJeremy Dyson
    WriterSteve Pemberton

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