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
    Adam Windmill Editor
    Peter Hallworth Editor
    Andy Wilks 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
    Rudolf Rocker Composer


    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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