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 5 - Beauty and the Beast (Or, Come into My Parlour)

The launch of Judee Levinson's beauty salon proves to be a great success, thanks to Charlie Hull's unexpected skill as a masseur. Meanwhile, Neds and Tris have a night-time adventure in Maxie Power, the home-made, crime-solving car.

Further details

Charlie Hull's handy work at Mrs Levinson's Spit & Polish beauty salon makes him a big hit. But his unexpected promotion brings some surprising emotions to the surface. Does Charlie really love Tony?

Meanwhile Ned, the Knight Rider-obsessed but well-meaning dim wit, springs into action with his friend Tris and their crime-fighting car, Maxine-Power, when he suspects a crime. But does he honestly expect to come out on top against some of Royston Vasey's hardest thugs?... er, no!

And Professor Breastpinch'd takes to Royston Vasey's streets with a consumer poll, but is not very successful.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th October 2002
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Steve Pemberton Charlie Hull
    Reece Shearsmith Mrs Levinson
    Mark Gatiss Iris
    Guest cast
    John De Main Luigi
    Neil Bell Mandy
    Gary Damer Trish
    Steve Hillman Repton
    Ned Irish Ned's Grandad
    John Jardine Mr. Heap
    Roz McCutcheon Lady Massage Client
    Mark Gatiss Tony Bell
    Mark Gatiss Neds
    Mark Gatiss Professor Erno Breastpinch'd
    Reece Shearsmith Keith Drop
    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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