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 6 - Escape From Royston Vasey

Mr Chinnery has some bad luck with a calving cow. Edward's local shop receives an unexpected visitor.

Further details

Another stranger arrives at the Local Shop, but this time it is David, Tubbs and Edward's son. He drops a bombshell - the construction company responsible for the dreaded new road is in fact his. David wants to take his mum to London for the weekend, but his plan is foiled by Edward.

It is Barbara's special day - it's time for her operation! But not one to shirk, she is still working in the hours before. However, when she arrives at the hospital, she finds out her surgeon is Dr Chinnery.

Elsewhere it has come to the end of the restart course and Pauline has invented a new game called Shop A Scrounger. But there is a shock in store for her when Ross reveals his true identity.

Geoff is celebrating his birthday with Mike and Brian. His friends pretend they have forgotten, but their joke backfires when they hear a gun shot being fired in the toilet. Is it the end for Geoff?

And Ben escapes the Dentons and comes across Tubbs outside the Local Shop. He asks her for some food, noticing she is wearing hiking boots similar to Martin's, and follows her inside. Will he survive?

Broadcast details

Monday 15th February 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
Reece Shearsmith Geoff
Steve Pemberton Mike
Mark Gatiss Brian
Mark Gatiss Mr Chinnery
Reece Shearsmith Bernice Woodall
Steve Pemberton Barbara Dixon (Voice)
Guest cast
Megan De Wolf Chloe Denton
Rosy De Wolf Radclyffe Denton
Patsy Maguire Crawford Nurse Rich
Les Doherty Postman
Thomas Sherlock Postbox Boy
Ruth Harrop Natalie (Little girl)
Miles Hindley Little Boy
Steve Pemberton Farmer Tinsel
Mark Gatiss David Tattsyrup
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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