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.

Hearse with the words Bastard. Taken by Final Journey funeral directors.

League Of Gentleman fan gets 'Bastard' floral tribute

A fan of The League Of Gentlemen designed the ultimate send off for himself.

Before he died, Mike Stubbs asked a funeral director to arrange a 'Bastard' floral tribute to be placed on his coffin in the hearse.

The move replicates a brief scene that was featured in the dark BBC Two comedy, as can be seen in the clip below:

Stubbs died earlier this month, aged 64, and it was Final Journey funeral directors who drove the hearse with the eye catching flowers to Carlisle Crematorium.

In a Facebook post they explained "An unusual one today - Which we feel requires a little explanation ... A request from a dying man with a cheeky sense of humour to replicate his favourite scene from The League Of Gentleman TV show at his own funeral."

They added: "He was very much loved by his family and friends and got the last laugh, just like he wanted."

The hearse certainly raised some eyebrows as it travelled through Carlisle:

Published: Sunday 30th July 2017