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 3, Episode 1 - The Lesbian and the Monkey

Pauline struggles to adapt to life on the outside when she secures an early release from HMP Clitclink. A heavily pregnant Barbara takes a night off from Babs' Cabs to throw a gender-bender party. And the mysterious Dr Carlton invites a private patient to his very peculiar practice.

Further details

What's this? Pauline, everyone's favourite restart officer, in prison? And she's queen bee? The League of Gentlemen make Bad Girls look like a stroll in the park in Series 3 of the award-winning comedy show.

Our trout-mouthed heroine is not locked up for long. Harbouring dreams of running her own pen shop, she is released from the clink in exchange for some undercover work, with evil Ross Gaines as her mentor.

Grieving mother Mrs Beasley undergoes some unusual treatment from Royston Vasey's GP, Dr Carlton. Who ever heard of a prescription with pizza and cola as part of the deal?

And gummy OAP Peter Foot rehearses his own funeral, with his relatives in attendance.

But most importantly, what happened to Tubbs and Edward? Any joy that they escaped the fire at the Local Shop is short-lived, when their true fate is revealed.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th September 2002
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Steve Pemberton Tubbs
Reece Shearsmith Edward
Steve Pemberton Pauline
Mark Gatiss Mickey
Reece Shearsmith Ross
Steve Pemberton Barbara Dixon (Voice)
Guest cast
Judith Vause Woman
Helen Lambert Eunice Evans
Rosie Clayton Fat Laura
Michael Gallagher Barbara Dixon
Steve Pemberton Ernest Foot
Mark Gatiss Ms Beasley
Steve Pemberton Dr Carlton
Reece Shearsmith Jeanette Stevens
Reece Shearsmith Peter Foot
Mark Gatiss Sheila Foot
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
Tony Cranstoun Editor
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Joby Talbot Composer

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