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

Date
Monday 8th February 1999
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
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
Adam Windmill Editor
Nick McPhee Editor
Sarah Kane Production Designer
Grenville Horner Production Designer
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