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The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave.

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Matthew Chinnery / Hilary Briss / Mickey / Mark / Sir Nicholas Sheet-Lightning
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Tubbs / Pauline / Herr Lipp / Steve / Lemuel Blizzard
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Edward / Papa Lazarou / Geoff / Bernice / Reece / Father Halfhearte / Red Devil
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Danielle Tilley ...
Dahlia
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Damon
Alan Morrissey ...
Johnny
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Claire
Philip O'Sullivan ...
Vicar
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Asian Dad
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Lucy Cray-Miller ...
Minnie (as Lucy Miller)
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Lindsay
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The fictional world of Royston Vasey is facing apocalypse and the only way to avert disaster is for our nightmarish cast of characters to find a way into the real world and confront their creators. From present day Soho to the fictional film world of 17th Century Britain, the residents must overcome countless bizarre obstacles in their bid to return Royston Vasey to safety. Written by Press Release

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3 June 2005 (UK)  »

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£4,200,000 (estimated)

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£555,996 (UK) (3 June 2005)
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Also in the studio is a poster for Churchill: The Hollywood Years which Steve Pemberton was in. See more »

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35 minutes in, Herr Lipp and Reece stand outside Steve's home, in broad daylight. As Herr Lipp enters the house it's night outside. See more »

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Wolf Lipp: I was thinking about emptying the Hoover bag
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Wolf Lipp: The sack is full!
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The League of Gentlemen will return in The Windmills of your Bum. See more »

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one of the best TV series-movies
3 June 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

There are two ways to turn a TV series into a film.

The first, most common, and least successful, is to basically make a feature-length TV episode- see the disasters of the Steptoe & Son movie. The second is to do something else- something quite different, à la Monty Python.

Thankfully, the creators of the cult TV series have gone for the second option, and they've come up with something unique, clever and funny- it couldn't feel less like a TV episode.

Try to get your head around this- the writers, playing themselves, are confronted by their Royston Vasey alter-egos, played, of course, by them, and told to continue writing the series, otherwise apocalypse will befall the village.

High-concept, contrived and easy to screw up? Yes, but somehow they managed to pull it off. Not for every taste, perhaps, and the ending does drag, but fans will be delighted, and it might even win over the uninitiated.


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