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 2, Episode 1 - Destination: Royston Vasey

An unusual circus comes to Royston Vasey, and Pauline faces up to life on the dole.

Further details

Is that the sound of a whip cracking in the darkness? Welcome back to Royston Vasey. Papa Lazarou brings his Pandemonium Carnival to town and discovers that the locals are even stranger than he is. But so begins his quest for wives to add to his collection.

Restart officer Pauline has been sacked from her job at the Job Centre following an undercover investigation by Ross, and turns up as a job seeker to face her replacement, the formidable Cathy Carter-Smith.

Meanwhile, Harvey Denton's new pet toad seems to have mysterious powers.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th January 2000
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Steve Pemberton Tubbs
Reece Shearsmith Edward
Steve Pemberton Pauline
Mark Gatiss Mickey
Reece Shearsmith Benjamin
Steve Pemberton Uncle Harvey
Mark Gatiss Auntie Val
Mark Gatiss Mr Chinnery
Mark Gatiss Hilary Briss
Reece Shearsmith Sam Chignell
Steve Pemberton Reenie
Reece Shearsmith Vinnie
Steve Pemberton Pop
Mark Gatiss Al
Reece Shearsmith Papa Lazarou
Steve Pemberton Barbara Dixon (Voice)
Guest cast
Frances Cox Annie Raines (Old Lady)
Megan De Wolf Chloe Denton
Rosy De Wolf Radclyffe Denton
Rusty Goffe Simba
Gerald Stadden Pebbles
Jon Key Tik-Tik
Paul Popplewell Collier
Johnny Leeze Inspector Cox
John Lebar Irish Giant
Reece Shearsmith Cathy Carter-Smith
Reece Shearsmith Reg Ingleby (Voice)
Mark Gatiss Mama Lazarou (Voice)
Steve Pemberton Mary Hobbs (Housewife) (Voice)
Writing team
Mark Gatiss Writer
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Production team
Steve Bendelack Director
Jemma Rodgers Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer


You're My Wife Now!

Papa Lazarou finds another wife for his collection. She's called Dave.

Featuring: Reece Shearsmith (Papa Lazarou), Reece Shearsmith (Cathy Carter-Smith), Mark Gatiss (Mama Lazarou).


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