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The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Edward (Reece Shearsmith), Tubbs (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

The League Of Gentlemen

Royston Vasey is a grim frightening isolated Northern community where dark, perverted and horrifying things happen behind closed doors, strangers are certainly not welcome

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TheBlueNun

  • Thursday 3rd July 2014, 1:23pm
  • London, United Kingdom
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It's a fantastic show: clever, dark with some great acting and a fair few twists. I didn't like the film though, which was a shame because Victoria Wood was in it.

If you want something on the same lines I'd suggest Inside Number 9 which is both written by and starring Pemeberton and Shearsmith.

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zooo

  • Thursday 3rd July 2014, 1:45pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: fustidious @ 3rd July 2014, 9:22 AM BST

this sitcom (yes, sitcom)


Good lad.

I rather feel like rewatching it all now too.
I think one of my favourite things they did is an extra on one of the Live DVDs. It's just a Reece character leaving a series of phone messages, but it's hilarious.

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Woozie

  • Thursday 3rd July 2014, 2:05pm
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 536 posts

I hope they regroup and put out a new series.

The League Of Gentlemen is one of best shows to ever grace British screens.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 3rd July 2014, 2:51pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,770 posts

In a way they are the bastard offspring of Monty Python and took over their mantle.

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fustidious

  • Thursday 3rd July 2014, 10:04pm
  • New Zealand
  • 141 posts
Quote: TheBlueNun @ 3rd July 2014, 1:23 PM BST

If you want something on the same lines I'd suggest Inside Number 9 which is both written by and starring Pemeberton and Shearsmith.

Thanks. I'm looking forward to that. It hasn't graced our screens as yet (we are a bit behind over in NZ) but I'm sure it will be on soon.

Quote: zooo @ 3rd July 2014, 1:45 PM BST

I rather feel like rewatching it all now too.

Me too! I actually fancy watching it all with the commentaries (not something I usually do but I feel with those 4 it will be worth it). Have been perusing the other extras too and will look out for that one.

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zooo

  • Thursday 3rd July 2014, 11:34pm
  • United Kingdom
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Ooh yes, I don't normally bother with commentaries, but League ones are brilliant.

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Mark Gibson

  • Saturday 5th July 2014, 1:28am [Edited]
  • newc astle, England
  • 30 posts

The best show to ever grace the TV screen of the great English people, in short it's a triumph of all its differing influences, and splashed with Hammer Horror, Mike Leigh observational comedy, and far out Pythonism. Great plots and great ideas. Sure a lot of the ideas are cribbed. But it's done with such panache. It's everything that Little Britain hoped it could be, but never was, i.e rip roaringly funny . And innovative, and not frightened to mess with the formula - try the 3rd series when it effectively ripped up its own rulebook.

And yes the commentary track for all the shows, are just as funny, as are the making ofs, plus it has one of the greatest Christmas specials ever.

It truly is in a league of its own.

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Woozie

  • Saturday 5th July 2014, 2:06am [Edited]
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 536 posts
Quote: Mark Gibson @ 5th July 2014, 1:28 AM BST

The best show to ever grace the TV screen of the great English people, in short it's a triumph of all its differing influences, and splashed with Hammer Horror, Mike Leigh observational comedy, and far out Pythonism. Great plots and great ideas. Sure a lot of the ideas are cribbed. But it's done with such panache. It's everything that Little Britain hoped it could be, but never was, i.e rip roaringly funny . And innovative, and not frightened to mess with the formula - try the 3rd series when it effectively ripped up its own rulebook.

And yes the commentary track for all the shows, are just as funny, as are the making ofs, plus it has one of the greatest Christmas specials ever.

It truly is in a league of its own.

I agree with you BUT do you want more or should it be left alone?

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Mark Gibson

  • Saturday 5th July 2014, 12:56pm [Edited]
  • newc astle, England
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Oh aye, erm I don't know, I think it could come back, there's no reason why, but we've had Psychoville, Funland, Inside Number 9, Sherlock, Doctor Who and numerous other side projects from them. All quality shows, I think they could do another movie, but knowing them it wouldn't be a cheap cash in it'd be a new project.

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zooo

  • Saturday 5th July 2014, 1:01pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,189 posts

I would just like anything from them as a foursome again.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Saturday 5th July 2014, 7:40pm
  • Aldershot, England
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Quote: zooo @ 5th July 2014, 1:01 PM BST

I would just like to be in a foursome again.

Yes yes I know but I thought we said PMing was more discreet. Okay, I'll let Carpark and Taxis know.

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zooo

  • Saturday 5th July 2014, 7:47pm
  • United Kingdom
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Rolling eyes What a selection!

A recent pic of them all together, to drag the thread back on topic.

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Woozie

  • Saturday 5th July 2014, 9:07pm
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 536 posts

What was the occasion that this picture was taken at?

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Ben

  • Saturday 5th July 2014, 9:16pm
  • England
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I don't think I've ever listened to the commentaries apart from the odd scene. Might have to try an entire episode tonight.