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 5 - Anarchy in Royston Vasey

The nosebleed epidemic worsens. Geoff and Brian bury Mike alive. Tubbs and Edward leave the local shop to find a 'no-tail' for David. Pauline is pushed to the limit. Les McQueen is astonished that Creme Brulee have reformed without him.

Further details

The awful ordeal at the Job Centre continues. Pauline is holding Ross hostage but no one has noticed. All Mickey wants is a tuna sandwich. Or a fire engine!

Faded Seventies rocker Les McQueen discovers his old band, Creme Brulee (Eurovision contenders, don't you know), have reunited... but without him. Lead singer Tony Cluedo doesn't hesitate to take Les's savings, but fails to live up to his promise of welcoming Les back into the band with open arms.

Edward and Tubbs venture down from the shop to the supermarket. But this is no ordinary shopping trip - they are shopping for a no-tail (wife) for David.

Maurice arrives at the butchers shop, panicking about health inspections. What exactly is the nosebleed epidemic sweeping Royston Vasey? And why are Maurice's wife's sandwiches at the booth suddenly a must-have snack?

Broadcast details

Friday 11th February 2000
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 Les McQueen
Steve Pemberton Herr Lipp
Mark Gatiss Hilary Briss
Reece Shearsmith Sam Chignell
Steve Pemberton Maurice Evans
Steve Pemberton Barbara Dixon (Voice)
Guest cast
Judith Vause Woman
Johnny Leeze Inspector Cox
Blake Ritson Justin Smart
Alison Lloyd Hiker
Helen Lambert Eunice Evans
John R. Thompson Butler
Ted Robbins Tony Cluedo
Steve Pemberton Bob Chagnall
Reece Shearsmith Chris Frost
Mark Gatiss Lotte Lipp
Steve Pemberton Mechanic
Reece Shearsmith Patch Lafeyette
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


Wolves did It

Jeff and Brian finds themselves in a difficult situation and feel that the best policy is to blame someone else.

Featuring: Reece Shearsmith (Geoff), Steve Pemberton (Mike), Mark Gatiss (Brian).


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