List of The League of Gentlemen episodes

The following is a list of episodes from the BBC television comedy series The League of Gentlemen. The programme began its first series on 11 January 1999 and continued with two additional series, concluding 31 October 2002. During its initial run, 18 regular episodes of 30-minutes in length were produced, as well as a single 60-minute Christmas special. 3 new episodes aired in December 2017 to commentate the show's 20th anniversary.[1]

All dates refer to terrestrial UK showings and exclude satellite.

SummaryEdit

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
1 6 11 January–15 February 1999 13 November 2000[2]
2 6 14 January–18 February 2000 15 October 2001[3]
X 1 27 December 2000 25 November 2002[4]
3 6 26 September–31 October 2002 10 November 2003[5]
X 3 18–20 December 2017 15 January 2018

EpisodesEdit

Series 1 (1999)Edit

# Title Original air date Viewing figure[6]
1"Welcome to Royston Vasey"11 January 1999 (1999-01-11)-
Benjamin Denton arrives in Royston Vasey to stay with his relatives: Uncle Harvey; Auntie Val; and twin cousins Chloe and Radclyffe. His friend Martin drops into Tubbs and Edward Tattsyrup's local shop; and we are introduced to pals/workmates Geoff, Brian, and Mike; and to Restart Course leader Pauline.
2"The Road to Royston Vasey"18 January 1999 (1999-01-18)-
Tubbs and Edward deal with a pair of construction workers on the new road. Meanwhile, Pauline continues her brutal treatment of the unemployed; and we are introduced to Les McQueen, a former musician whose glory days are long behind him.
3"Nightmare in Royston Vasey"25 January 1999 (1999-01-25)-
Mr. Chinnery tries a new method of treating an old woman's pet tortoise's anaemia, and Geoff goes to Lance's joke shop to get a treat to secure his being best man at Mike's wedding.
4"The Beast of Royston Vasey"1 February 1999 (1999-02-01)2.33 million
Primary school drama group "Legz Akimbo" give a talk on homosexuality entitled "Everybody Out". Meanwhile, the zoo goes missing and the corpse of a grotesque beast is found on the moor.
5"Love Comes to Royston Vasey"8 February 1999 (1999-02-08)2.28 million
While Mike and Cheryl tie the knot and Geoff gives a memorable best-man speech, Barbara places an ad in the lonely-hearts column and gets a reply from an unexpected caller. Also, Henry and Ally torment a man when watching Trois Couleurs Bleu in the cinema.
6"Escape from Royston Vasey"15 February 1999 (1999-02-15)2.23 million
Tubbs and Edward find out that the construction manager for the dreaded "New Road" is their son David, who has not been "local" in the long time since he left to attend university in London. Mr. Chinnery disembowels a cow.

Series 2 (2000)Edit

# Title Original air date Viewing figure[6]
1"Destination: Royston Vasey"14 January 2000 (2000-01-14)4.59 million
Papa Lazarou brings his Pandemonium Carnival to Royston Vasey and finds that the locals are even stranger than he is. Pauline meets her replacement at the Job Centre and Uncle Harvey's new toad seems to have mythical powers.
2"Lust for Royston Vasey"21 January 2000 (2000-01-21)3.69 million
A tour bus of German exchange students, led by Herr Lipp, arrives in Royston Vasey. Pauline and Mickey get jobs at Burger Me. Dr Chinnery attempts a little dental work on an iguana. Uncle Harvey and Auntie Val nurse Benjamin back to health.
3"A Plague on Royston Vasey"28 January 2000 (2000-01-28)3.58 million
Tubbs and Edward take inventory at The Local Shop, and decide that David needs a bride. After being sacked from Burger Me, Pauline and Mickey confront Ross at the Job Centre. Hilary is outraged when Maurice brings his wife to a top secret meeting. A young couple signs a contract with Pop to live in Royston Vasey.
4"Death in Royston Vasey"4 February 2000 (2000-02-04)4.10 million
Benjamin wakes up to find that it is his aunt and uncle's 'Nude Day' and they insist he joins them. A flatulent dog causes concern for Dr Chinnery; Edward and Tubbs start their trip to find David a wife.
5"Anarchy in Royston Vasey"11 February 2000 (2000-02-11)2.60 million
Pauline is still holding Ross hostage at the Job Centre, but no one has noticed. Les discovers Crême Brulée have reunited without him. Tubbs and Edward have traveled to the local supermarket in search of a 'No-Tail' for David. Maurice arrives at Hilary's shop in a panic, worrying about the health inspections, while Eunice's sandwiches are suddenly a hot item.
6"Royston Vasey and the Monster from Hell"18 February 2000 (2000-02-18)3.92 million
Barbara and David's big day has arrived, but Royston Vasey is in chaos from the epidemic. The police have a good idea what is causing the deadly illness, though the torch-wielding locals have errantly decided to take care of matters themselves. Meanwhile, Dr. Chinnery accidentally electrocutes a falcon, Judee discovers that Iris is her mother and Benjamin escapes the clutches of his Auntie Val and Uncle Harvey and gathers the locals to destroy the Local Shop.

Christmas Special (2000)Edit

# Title Original air date Viewing figure[6]
-"Yule Never Leave!" (60-minute episode)27 December 2000 (2000-12-27)2.26 million
Bernice listens to three different disturbing tales: Charlie talks about a recurring nightmare involving Stella and a voodoo spell; a tramp talks about how he came to suspect that Herr Lipp was a vampire; Mr Chinnery recounts how his great-grandfather became infected with an ancestral curse which now affects him after an incident with monkey balls.

Series 3 (2002)Edit

# Title Original air date Viewing figure[6]
1"The Lesbian and the Monkey"26 September 2002 (2002-09-26)2.60 million
Ross springs Pauline from jail--provided she can find evidence to convict Mickey and get him off the Dole.
2"The One-Armed Man Is King"3 October 2002 (2002-10-03)-
Lance goes to hospital in order to have a second arm grafted onto his body. He receives a woman's arm that has a life of its own.
3"Turn Again Geoff Tipps"10 October 2002 (2002-10-10)-
Fired from his job, Geoff heads down to London to become a stand-up comedian. Meanwhile, Legz Akimbo practice role-playing for a play about disability.
4"The Medusa Touch"17 October 2002 (2002-10-17)-
Alvin and Sunny host a small group of fellow "Sexplorers" to a trial of a new auto-erotic asphyxiation machine. While Alvin slips away to tryst with his mistress, everyone else accidentally dies.
5"Beauty and the Beast (Or, Come into My Parlour)"24 October 2002 (2002-10-24)-
Charlie and Judee team up to form their own beauty parlour, but Charlie ends up performing hand-jobs for male customers and ends up falling in love with one, Tony.
6"How the Elephant Got Its Trunk"31 October 2002 (2002-10-31)-
Vinnie dies trying to collect a plastic bag, so Reenie hires a new charity-shop helper, Keith Drop. When Brian tells Keith that his wife went missing when the circus came to town, it is discovered that Keith has a secret identity.

Anniversary Specials (2017)Edit

# Title Original air date Viewing figure[6]
1"Return To Royston Vasey[1]"18 December 2017 (2017-12-18)2.14 million
2"Save Royston Vasey[1]"19 December 2017 (2017-12-19)1.9 million
3"Royston Vasey Mon Amour[1]"20 December 2017 (2017-12-20)1.91 million

Shows and FilmsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "League Of Gentlemen revival: plot details unveiled".
  2. ^ "League of Gentlemen: Series 1 (DVD)". BBC Shop. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  3. ^ "League of Gentlemen: Series 2 (DVD)". BBC Shop. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  4. ^ "League of Gentlemen: The Christmas Special (DVD)". BBC Shop. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  5. ^ "League of Gentlemen: Series 3 (DVD)". BBC Shop. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  6. ^ a b c d e Weekly Top 30 Programmes. See relevant week Archived 22 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine. BARB.