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 6 - How the Elephant Got Its Trunk

When Vinnie goes AWOL, Reenie is forced to take on a new volunteer at the charity shop. But who is the mysterious Keith Drop and what is the dark secret behind his costume jewellery? Meanwhile, Dog Cinema impresario Kenny Harris is shocked at the return of his arch enemy, the felinophiliac Dougal Siepp.

Further details

Geeky amateur magician Dean Tavalouris - in his own words, a cross between Derren Brown and David Blaine - launches his mystifying act onto the unsuspecting Royston Vasey public.

Dougal Siepp's Cat Theatre - causes concern for Kenny Harris, owner of the dog cinema.

And finally, the sinister secret behind the sinister face of the charity shop's new volunteer, Keith Drop, is revealed.

Broadcast details

Thursday 31st October 2002
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Steve Pemberton Pauline
Mark Gatiss Mickey
Reece Shearsmith Ross
Reece Shearsmith Geoff
Steve Pemberton Mike
Mark Gatiss Brian
Steve Pemberton Charlie Hull
Mark Gatiss Lance Longthorne
Steve Pemberton Reenie
Reece Shearsmith Vinnie
Reece Shearsmith Bernice Woodall
Reece Shearsmith Papa Lazarou
Steve Pemberton Barbara Dixon (Voice)
Guest cast
Rusty Goffe Simba
Gerald Stadden Pebbles
Jon Key Tik-Tik
Chris Freeney Gary
Michael Gallagher Barbara Dixon
Donna-Marie Dawson Kerry
Christopher Eccleston Dougal Siepp
Belinda Everett Alana
Olga Grahame Minn
Andrew Grose Miggy
Gordon Langford-Rowe Pat
Paul Oldham Bongo
David Williams Frank
Jennifer Lin (as Jennifer Lim) Lynne
Mark Gatiss Alvin Steele
Reece Shearsmith Mike King
Reece Shearsmith Pamela Doove
Mark Gatiss Tony Bell
Reece Shearsmith Judith Buckle
Reece Shearsmith Keith Drop
Reece Shearsmith Dean Tavalouris
Mark Gatiss Kenny Harris
Steve Pemberton Oshi Kurosawa
Reece Shearsmith Shirley Shelley
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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