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 Dr 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
    Jemma Rodgers Associate Producer
    Adam Windmill Editor
    Nick McPhee Editor
    Sarah Kane Production Designer
    Grenville Horner Production Designer
    Rob Kitzmann Director of Photography
    Yves Barre Costume Designer
    Vanessa White Make-up Designer
    Joby Talbot Composer

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