LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, THE (BBC 1999-2002)

UK / BBC Two / 18×30 minute episodes 1×60 minute episodes / 1999-2002

Writers: Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith / Producer: Sarah Smith / Director: Steve Bendelack

Comedy. Stories of the extremely bizarre inhabitants of the village of Roston Vasey (which just happens to be the real name of comic Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown). Definitely one of the strangest (but very funny anyway) shows to be seen on television in a long long while.

The writers also acted most of the parts ‘ala’ Monty Python. Season three followed a serial format focusing on one particular character for each episode with them all coming together in a climactic finale.

Special: – BBC Two / 1×60 minute episodes / 2000 (Wednesday 27 December 9.40pm), this Christmas Special saw Royston Vasey Vicar Bernice Woodall listening to three gruesome stories.

With:- FREDDIE JONES as Dr Magnus Purblind / LIZA TARBUCK as Donna / FRANCES COX as Mrs Trevithian / BAY WHITE as MrsHuxtable / ANDREW MELVILLE as Old Matthew