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 3 - A Plague on Royston Vasey

Pauline tackles Ross about her job prospects. Butcher Hilary Briss has a spot of bother with one of his special customers.

Further details

It's stock check day at the Local Shop, and Tubbs and Edward are delighted to discover they haven't sold a thing. Discussion turns to their son, David - who is now most definitely local - they decide that he needs a bride.

Pauline and Mickey, having been sacked from Burger Me after their misdemeanour was caught on camera, have a nasty confrontation with Ross at the Job Centre.

Demon butcher Hilary is outraged when Maurice brings his wife to a top secret meeting - the special stuff is for men only!

Broadcast details

Friday 28th January 2000
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Steve Pemberton Tubbs
Reece Shearsmith Edward
Steve Pemberton Pauline
Mark Gatiss Mickey
Reece Shearsmith Ross
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
Steve Pemberton Pop
Reece Shearsmith Henry
Steve Pemberton Ally
Guest cast
Johnny Leeze Inspector Cox
Laurel Gibb Ice Cream Man's Wife
Chris Freeney Gary
Alison Lloyd Hiker
Helen Lambert Eunice Evans
Jennifer Lin (as Jennifer Lim) Lynne
Steve Pemberton Mr Best
Steve Pemberton Iain Cashmore
Reece Shearsmith Mike King
Reece Shearsmith Olive Kilshaw
Mark Gatiss Dr Simon
Victoria Turner Actor
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

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