The League of Gentlemen (BBC Two, 1999-2002)
The League of Gentlemen is a British comedy television series that premiered on BBC Two in 1999. The show is set in Royston Vasey, a fictional town in northern England. It follows the lives of bizarre characters, most of whom are played by three of the show’s four writers -— Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith -— who, along with Jeremy Dyson, formed the League of Gentlemen comedy troupe in 1995. The series originally aired for three series from 1999 until 2002 followed by a film (The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse) in 2005. A stage production was also undertaken in 2005 (The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You!). The BBC announced in August 2017 that three new episodes would be produced to commemorate the show’s 20th anniversary. They aired on BBC2 on 18, 19 and 20 December 2017. In total, 22 episodes of The League of Gentlemen were produced.