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
    Mel Nortcliffe 1st Assistant Director
    Jemma Rodgers Producer
    Jon Plowman Executive Producer
    Adam Windmill Editor
    Tony Cranstoun Editor
    Grenville Horner Production Designer
    Rob Kitzmann Director of Photography
    Yves Barre Costume Designer
    Diane Chenery-Wickens Make-up Designer
    Joby Talbot Composer

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