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.

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Tubbs (Steve Pemberton), Edward (Reece Shearsmith), Mickey (Mark Gatiss), Pauline (Steve Pemberton), Ross (Reece Shearsmith), Auntie Val (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC.

League Of Gentlemen 2017 preview

The League Of Gentlemen returns to BBC Two on the 18th, 19th and 20th December 2017; three episodes celebrating the 20th anniversary of the comedy group on the BBC. Here's a look at some of the characters we see again in the specials...

The Dentons

Val Denton is back with the twins and Benjamin, but there's no sign of Uncle Harvey?

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Chloe Denton (Francesca Knight), Auntie Val (Mark Gatiss), Radclyffe Denton (Lily Knight). Copyright: BBC.

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Auntie Val (Mark Gatiss), Benjamin (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Chloe Denton (Francesca Knight), Auntie Val (Mark Gatiss), Benjamin (Reece Shearsmith), Radclyffe Denton (Lily Knight). Copyright: BBC.

The businessmen

Angry businessman Geoff Tipps is still around with Brian and Mike...

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Brian (Mark Gatiss), Geoff (Reece Shearsmith), Mike (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

Legz Akimbo

Rubbish theatre group Legz Akimbo is back together, lead by Ollie Plimsolls.

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Dave Parkes (Steve Pemberton), Ollie Plimsolls (Reece Shearsmith), Phil Proctor (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC.

Dr Chinnery

No animals are safe when Dr Chinnery is around.

The League Of Gentlemen. Dr Chinnery (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC.

Pop

Pop is looking more orange than ever.

The League Of Gentlemen. Pop (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

And Sian Gibson reprises her role as Trish.

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Al (Mark Gatiss), Pop (Steve Pemberton), Tricia (Sian Gibson). Copyright: BBC.

Edward and Tubbs

They appear to be back from the dead?

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Edward (Reece Shearsmith), Tubbs (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

Horror film fans

Ally and Henry are back, this time hanging around a playground.

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Henry (Reece Shearsmith), Ally (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

Bernice

Potty-mouthed vicar Bernice Woodall also returns... now as the Mayor. She's pictured here with the mayor's assistant, Murray.

The League Of Gentlemen. Image shows from L to R: Murray (Mark Gatiss), Bernice Woodall (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

Les McQueen

Les is still remembering his time in the band Crème Brulee and hoping he can get back into the music business.

The League Of Gentlemen. Les McQueen (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC.

Job Centre characters

Pauline, Mickey and Ross find their lives are still intertwined...

The League Of Gentlemen. Pauline (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

The League Of Gentlemen. Mickey (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC.

The League Of Gentlemen. Ross (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

Toddy

It's not all old characters though, meet bingo caller Toddy...

The League Of Gentlemen. Toddy (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC.

The League Of Gentlemen. Toddy (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC.

Lindsey

And here's a character called Lindsey, who works for the county planning department:

The League Of Gentlemen. Lindsey (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC.

Trailer

It you take a look at the trailer, it shows a glimpse of Herr Lipp back in Royston Vasey too; and confirms that bickering couple Charlie and Stella Hull are set to return too:

Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson talk more about reprising their characters in this series of interviews

Published: Thursday 7th December 2017