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 5 - Love Comes to Royston Vasey

It seems that Mike and Cheryl may have made a mistake in allowing Geoff to be their best man.

Further details

It's the day of businessman Brian's wedding to Cheryl. Can Geoff, the best man, reign in his feelings of hatred for Cheryl long enough not to ruin the big day?

Sonny and Cher's funeral takes place at the Dentons, in full funeral regalia and Val playing mournful music on the cello. Benjamin, desperate to escape, calls Barbara. Unbeknown to him, Barbara is anxiously waiting for replies to a personal ad she's placed in the paper. They get their wires crossed, and Barbara thinks it's a date!

We visit Stump Hole Caverns, Royston Vasey's second finest cave showcase. It takes its name from a crippled prostitute. The tour guide's life is blighted by the tragic death of a child who drowned on one of his tours. It is on Mick's mind so much that the day Michael Burke and the 999 team came to film still haunts his dreams.

It is the middle of the night and Maurice is pounding down the door of Hilary's shop... he is hungry and needs some "special stuff". At first Hilary is reluctant to let him in, but takes pity on Maurice and takes him to the cold store. There, their associate Samuel is slumped next to the freezer, shouting "more, I want more."

Broadcast details

Monday 8th February 1999
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Reece Shearsmith Benjamin
    Steve Pemberton Uncle Harvey
    Mark Gatiss Auntie Val
    Reece Shearsmith Geoff
    Steve Pemberton Mike
    Mark Gatiss Brian
    Steve Pemberton Charlie Hull
    Reece Shearsmith Stella Hull
    Mark Gatiss Les McQueen
    Mark Gatiss Hilary Briss
    Reece Shearsmith Sam Chignell
    Steve Pemberton Maurice Evans
    Reece Shearsmith Bernice Woodall
    Reece Shearsmith Henry
    Steve Pemberton Ally
    Steve Pemberton Barbara Dixon (Voice)
    Guest cast
    Mike Flanagan Robert (Job Seeker)
    Megan De Wolf Chloe Denton
    Rosy De Wolf Radclyffe Denton
    Judith Vause Woman
    Ross McCormack Stevens (Musician)
    Curtis Watt Simon (Man in wheelchair)
    Steve Pemberton Ernest Foot
    Jeremy Dyson Lighter Man
    Mark Gatiss Haig (Film fan)
    Mark Gatiss Mick McNamara (Tour guide)
    Mike Flanagan Maynard (Band roadie)
    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
    Jemma Rodgers Associate Producer
    Adam Windmill Editor
    Nick McPhee Editor
    Sarah Kane Production Designer
    Grenville Horner Production Designer

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