League Of Gentlemen reunite for Horrible Histories
The on-screen contingent of The League Of Gentlemen will be appearing in the next series of children's sketch show Horrible Histories.
Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss will reunite on-screen for the first time since their dark sitcom-cum-sketch show The League Of Gentlemen, penned with fellow 'Gent' Jeremy Dyson, ended with a film spin-off in 2005.
In recent years, Steve Pemberton has gained a new fan-base as Mick Garvey in ITV1's Benidorm, and worked with Shearsmith on the hit BBC Two thriller-comedy Psychoville. Although Mark Gatiss made a guest appearance with them in a Series 1 episode of Psychoville, he has otherwise become more known for his writing, with credits such as Sherlock and Doctor Who. Shearsmith has also appeared in a number of West End productions.
Horrible Histories, a BBC Prom special of which broadcasts today on CBBC at 17:45, is the multi-award winning and historically accurate sketch show for children, based on the popular series of books by Terry Deary.
A fourth 13-episode series has been commissioned from producer Lion Television for broadcast in 2012, and a special series compiling the best sketches from Series 1 and 2 was recently broadcast on BBC One, hosted by Stephen Fry.
Shearsmith, Pemberton and Gatiss will not be writing for the new series.
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