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 Dr 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
    Will Yarrow Editor
    Adam Windmill Editor
    Peter Hallworth Editor
    Sarah Kane Production Designer
    Ruth Winn Production Designer
    Grenville Horner Production Designer
    Rob Kitzmann Director of Photography
    Yves Barre Costume Designer
    Vanessa White Make-up Designer
    Joby Talbot Composer


    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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