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.

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Netflix censors comedy shows, solves police brutality

Apparently cancelling The League of Gentlemen and The Mighty Boosh was the key to solving racism all along.

Spiked, 11th June 2020

TLOG & Boosh stay on BBC iPlayer after Netflix removal

The League of Gentlemen and The Mighty Boosh are to remain on the BBC iPlayer despite being removed from Netflix amid objections about the use of blackface.

BBC, 11th June 2020

No good comedy will survive the progressive purge

Comedy is cancelled. Or rather, comedy that doesn't "reflect the times" is cancelled, which in practice is the same thing. According to the BBC, Little Britain will no longer be available on iPlayer because "times have changed". Netflix has followed suit, adding Matt Lucas and David Walliams' other recent hit, Come Fly with Me, as well as The League Of Gentlemen to the banned list for good measure.

Tim Dawson, The Telegraph, 11th June 2020

Little Britain removed from streaming platforms

Hit BBC Three sketch show Little Britain has been removed from many streaming platforms, reportedly due to its use of cross-dressing and portrayals of ethnic minorities.

British Comedy Guide, 9th June 2020

BBC makes comedy sets available as Zoom backgrounds

If those endless tedious Zoom meetings are getting you down the BBC has done something that might spice them up. They have made their archive of images of sets available to use as online meeting backdrops. These include sets from The League of Gentlemen, Yes Minister, The Young Ones, Only Fools and Horses and Dad's Army.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th May 2020

Poll reveals the best sitcom Christmas specials

The finale of The Office has been voted as the best TV Christmas sitcom special by readers of Radio Times.

British Comedy Guide, 11th December 2019

How the Edinburgh Fringe transformed TV comedy

As the Edinburgh Fringe begins again, we examine how the festival spawned shows like Taskmaster, Fleabag, and The League Of Gentlemen...

Mark Harrison, Den Of Geek, 2nd August 2019

An Audience with The League of Gentlemen transcript

A transcript of two interviews - and an audience Q&A - with The League of Gentlemen.

Dodo's Words, 17th December 2018

Mark Gatiss: TLOG was a premonition of Brexit

After a turn on stage as George III, the co-founder of the League is returning to horror to recreate Dracula for TV. What he finds 'frightening and debilitating' now, though, is leaving the EU.

Arifa Akbar, The Guardian, 2nd November 2018

League Of Gentlemen release vinyl collection

A vinyl collection of The League Of Gentlemen material, Special Stuff, is to be released in November.

British Comedy Guide, 10th August 2018