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

The League Of Gentlemen

BBC Two sitcom / sketch show set in an odd town. 22 episodes (3 series), 1999 - 2017. Stars Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton.

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Road To Royston Vasey

We meet Pop, the godfather of sweets and crisps, and Hilary Briss, a butcher with something sinister in his sausages.

Further details

Workmen are carrying out a survey for the new road, but a worried Tubbs and Edward are determined to keep strangers away.

Meanwhile posh Judee Levinson is off to Antigua for a luxury holiday; how will her cleaner, Iris, cope with her demands?

Restart officer Pauline holds a workshop for her jobseekers. As ever, it is nothing useful - she gives them the vital skill of... how to sell the Big Issue.

We also meet the demon butcher of Royston Vasey, Hilary Briss, for the first time and are introduced not only to his fine meats, but his "special stuff".

Meanwhile, Benjamin is getting concerned about his friend Martin and tries to contact him.

Broadcast details

Monday 18th January 1999
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Steve Pemberton Tubbs
Reece Shearsmith Edward
Steve Pemberton Pauline
Mark Gatiss Mickey
Reece Shearsmith Ross
Reece Shearsmith Benjamin
Steve Pemberton Uncle Harvey
Mark Gatiss Auntie Val
Mark Gatiss Les McQueen
Mark Gatiss Mr Chinnery
Reece Shearsmith Mrs Levinson
Mark Gatiss Iris
Mark Gatiss Hilary Briss
Reece Shearsmith Sam Chignell
Reece Shearsmith Bernice Woodall
Steve Pemberton Pop
Mark Gatiss Al
Reece Shearsmith Richie
Reece Shearsmith Henry
Steve Pemberton Ally
Guest cast
Stephen Chapman Mr. Kidd (Builder)
Ameet Channa Shack (Thom McQueen's friend)
Colin Parry Thom McQueen (Son of Les)
Mark Gatiss Mr. Wynt (Builder)
Writing team
Mark Gatiss Writer
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Production team
Steve Bendelack Director
Sarah Smith Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer

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