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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
19 June 2000 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.
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Awards:
7 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 39)

Mark Gatiss ... Various / ... (19 episodes, 1999-2002)

Steve Pemberton ... Tubbs Tattsyrup / ... (18 episodes, 1999-2002)

Reece Shearsmith ... Edward Tattsyrup / ... (18 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jeremy Dyson ... Various Characters / ... (11 episodes, 1999-2002)
Paul Hays-Marshall ... Barbara Dixon (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
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Series Directed by
Steve Bendelack (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Jeremy Dyson (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Mark Gatiss (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Steve Pemberton (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Reece Shearsmith (19 episodes, 1999-2002)

Series Produced by
Jon Plowman .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jemma Rodgers .... producer / associate producer (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jeremy Dyson .... assistant producer (14 episodes, 1999-2002)
Sarah Smith .... producer (6 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Original Music by
Joby Talbot (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Rob Kitzmann (19 episodes, 1999-2002)

Peter Edwards (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Adam Windmill (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Will Yarrow (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Hallworth (6 episodes, 2000)
Tony Cranstoun (6 episodes, 2002)
Nick McPhee (5 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Production Design by
Grenville Horner (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Sarah Kane (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ruth Winn (6 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sarah Kane (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Costume Design by
Yves Barre (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Amanda Hooley (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Scott Langridge (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Makeup Department
Helen Johnson .... hair stylist / makeup artist / ... (13 episodes, 2000-2002)
Martine Randall .... hair stylist / makeup artist (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Vanessa White .... hair stylist / makeup artist (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Diane Chenery-Wickens .... makeup designer / hair stylist / ... (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Xanthia White .... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist (6 episodes, 2002)
Julie Francis .... hair stylist / makeup artist (5 episodes, 1999)

Peter Norcliffe .... moldmaker: Robert Allsopp and asscociates (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Stephen Abrahams .... production manager (6 episodes, 2000)
Jill Hallowell .... production manager (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lydia Currie .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Duncan Gaudin .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Anna Brabbins .... assistant director (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Samuel Leek .... assistant director (7 episodes, 2000)
Liz Summers .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2000)
Guy de Glanville .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2002)
Mel Nortcliffe .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2002)
Aden Turner .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2002)
Ben Rothwell .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1999)
Jon Garbett .... assistant director (1 episode, 1999)
Jonathan Leather .... assistant director (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Art Department
Ian Tully .... property buyer (18 episodes, 1999-2002)
Trevor Daniels .... properties / prop master (17 episodes, 1999-2002)
Noel Deegan .... properties / stand-by props (13 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kevin Waite .... construction manager (12 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ben Sweet .... props (7 episodes, 2000)
Laurence Archer .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2002)
Robina Kelly .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2002)
Barry Kirkham .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2002)
Mike Nicholson .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2002)
Ruth Winn .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2002)
Eric Levey .... properties (5 episodes, 1999)
Dickson Peschek .... properties (1 episode, 1999)
Rob Sellers .... properties (1 episode, 1999)
Darren Wisker .... properties (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Sound Department
David Hall .... location sound / sound recordist / ... (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Ben Brookes .... location sound (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chris Greaves .... studio sound (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Fentum .... sound effects editor / dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Nigel Heath .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Robin Green .... sound editor / dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2000)
Chris Burdon .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1999)
Peter Gates .... dubbing mixer / dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1999)
Rick Williams .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1999)
Nick Fry .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2000)
Jamie Ballinger .... boom coordinator (6 episodes, 2002)
Lisa Curry .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2002)
Gareth Hall .... sound: studio (6 episodes, 2002)
Dan Morgan .... sound editor (6 episodes, 2002)
Alison Ross .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2002)

Arthur Graley .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Mervyn Moore .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Mark Danbury .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Evan Green-Hughes .... effects designer / special effects designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Angus Wilson .... digital compositor (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mark Danbury .... visual effects (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Evan Green-Hughes .... visual effects (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Steve Lucas .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 2002)
Jon Savage .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 2002)

Christian Manz .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2002)
Paul Kulik .... stunts (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Fritz Henry .... gaffer (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Andy Young .... grip (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Peter Edwards .... lighting camera / location camera / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alan Walker .... best boy / gaffer (7 episodes, 2000)
Kevin Boyle .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1999)
Vinny Cowper .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1999)
Matt Ingham .... studio camera operator (6 episodes, 1999)
Stan Robinson .... vision engineer (6 episodes, 1999)
Ian Mussell .... trainee grip (6 episodes, 2000)
Lily Fletcher .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 2002)
Chris Greenwood .... daily clapper loader (6 episodes, 2002)
David Manfield .... best boy (6 episodes, 2002)
Jane Rousseau .... location camera operator (6 episodes, 2002)
Steve Smith .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 2002)
Bill Ashworth .... assistant camera / camera operator (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Casting Department
Pam Alexander .... casting advisor (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanna Beatty .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
Tom Reeve .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carol Abbott .... vision mixer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jenny Bozson .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
Mark Wyllie .... music engineer (8 episodes, 2000-2002)
Catherine Manners .... music coordinator (6 episodes, 1999)
Joby Talbot .... music arranger (4 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Other crew
Brian Abram .... studio manager (18 episodes, 1999-2002)
Katie Tyrrell .... production assistant / production coordinator (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Carlene King .... location manager (12 episodes, 2000-2002)
Brett Wilson .... location manager (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Pat Ward .... animal handler (9 episodes, 2000-2002)
Les Powell .... armorer / animal handler (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Annie Beaver .... studio manager (6 episodes, 1999)
Paul Grant .... location manager (6 episodes, 1999)
Alison Passey .... production accountant (6 episodes, 1999)
Tracyjane Read .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1999)
Claire Bridgland .... production executive (6 episodes, 2002)
Maz Cooper .... production finance associate (6 episodes, 2002)
Charlotte Lamb .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2002)
Samuel Leek .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
Andy Morgan .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
Caren Williams .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
Chris Woodward .... location fixer (6 episodes, 2002)
Pat Powell .... animal handler (5 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Thanks
Ian Cashmore .... acknowledgment (1 episode, 2000)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (18 episodes) | 60 min (1 episode)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-11 (DVD) (2006) (season 2 & 3) | Finland:K-7 (DVD) (2005) (season 1) | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Reece Shearsmith's wannabe magician character Dean Tavalouris is named after the esteemed 'Godfather' production designer Dean Tavoularis.See more »
Quotes:
Iris Krell:He has made me do things that would make a whore blush.See more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
local series for local people, 3 June 2004
Author: Friendly_Milk from local shop owner

If you haven't encountered the League of gentlemen before *whats wrong with you*?? In short, its like what would happen if Kids in the Hall performed Twin Peaks playing all the characters (Mark as Log Lady or Bruce as Nadine the eye patch lady). And all this set in the moorland backwaters of Northern England much beloved by previous writers like James Herriot or The Brontes. The show has also been described as Twin Peaks-Mervyn Peake-Peak Practise which is also apt. You don't have to come from Northern England (like me) to 'get it' - most jokes are universal to those with similar senses of humour.

Anyway - the story is as follows. the League are Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson (writer who does not perform). The show started out at Edinburgh fringe (where it won the Perrier award), then BBC Radio 4 and then on to BBC TV. The 3 series so far follow the lives of various residents of Royston Vasey, the town you will never leave. All characters (male and female) are performed by Gatiss/Shearsmith/Pemberton.

this is an amazing feat and shows the versatility and talent of each performer.

Characters include a homicidal snub-nosed couple who run a local shop, a bigoted vicar, a lesbian ex-con once proud restart officer and an inept vet with strong shades of that Herriot creation Tristan Farnham amongst others. Papa Lazarou is one of the most enduring creations - he is like a bizarre hybrid of a black & white minstrel, Jerry Sadowitz, Pennywise from IT and a white-slave-trader. The show is also a must for any fan of horror and cult movies as the references to classics like "The Wicker Man", "Don't Look Now", "the Jungle Book", "The Railway Children" and more humble fare like 80s kids show "Pipkins" will keep film fans eager and happy for a long time. Above all its very funny and very clever - from visual jokes (animal face painting and draining the swede being favourites) to subtle in-depth homage (the portmanteau style of Xmas special echoes Amicus classics like "Asylum")

Series one and two followed a similar pattern whilst the Gents departed with form and took a brave step with series 3 making some dramatic changes. The Xmas special was perhaps key in this change also. Gone were some old favourite characters and new ones were introduced. Episode formula was less sketch driven and story lines were longer. And also a new theme tune was introduced with shades of "Scheulmadchen report" with it grooviness. But some 'fans' hated the changes (dullards) because they broke with the norm and indicated a bold change in direction. I personally **love** the new changes(like a lot of fans) and think that Series 3 contains some of the best work done so far. Thank god they got rid of the laughter track!!!!! Kudos to the guys for not being formulaic and always challenging expectations and actually *thinking* about what to bring along next. The work is thus fresh, complex and keeps you on your toes. Hooray to that as there is nowt as bad as stale comedy.

NOW BRING ON THE FILM!!!!!

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