Royston Vasey says ‘buy local’ as League of Gentleman set to re-open

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just shy of 20 years since we have visited the home of Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup in the sleepy little village of Royston Vasey, the setting for the brilliant but darkest of dark comedies, The League of Gentlemen. Proving that you ‘can go home again’, the League will get back together this […]

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Will Royston Vasey be the ultimate winner post-Brexit?

As if Doctor Who writer and Sherlock co-creator/writer, Mark Gatiss, isn’t busy enough these days, along comes the fateful day of 23 June which saw England leave the EU. Gatiss, along with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson, comprised the uber-black comedy troupe, The League of Gentlemen. Known for touting the importance of having a ‘local shop’ run by […]

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A 'League of Gentlemen' 20th reunion in the making?

There is no explanation that would do justice to The League of Gentlemen, which was made up from the combined twisted mind palaces of Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Jeremy Dyson and Reece Shearsmith. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since we have visited the home of Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup in […]

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Behind-the-scenes with 'Mapp and Lucia' from BBC

Three E.F. Benson novels about upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and “one-upmanship” in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery, known simply as Mapp and Lucia, has begun filming at Lamb House in Rye, East Sussex, the original inspiration for Benson’s fictional seaside town of Tilling. Based on Benson’s […]

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A Happy Halloween moment with Psychoville's "Rope"

I think I’ve decided that only thing that could rival the fanboy love and appreciation for Sherlock Holmes by the minds of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss is the love of film and all things Hitchcock-ian by League of Gentlemen alumni, Steve Pemberton and Reese Shearsmith. Case in point. Following the greatness of The League […]

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Happy Endings next up for League of Gentlemen alumni

Back in 1995, The League of Gentlemen was formed. The world, as we know it, has not been the same since….and, in this particular case, this is a good thing. The quartet of British dark comedy writers/performers, Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith set up shop in the fictional village of Royston […]

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The greatness that is Mark Gatiss

In television, whether it be comedy, drama or documentaries, there are individuals whose names you may know but not the face or whose face you may know but not the name. In the case of Mark Gatiss, this is brilliance that you should know both the name and the face. His involvement in numerous series […]

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Something wicked this way comes….Psychoville 2 is here!

….at least in the UK, anyway. The long-awaited second series of British comedy greatness is, at long last, upon us with the return of Psychoville, tonight at 10:00pm on BBC Two. Co-creator, Steve Pemberton has entered the social media world with this blog post to talk directly to fans of the series and explain a […]

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Good British comedy = oil. Good customer service = water.

They just don’t mix. Where would we be if the world of British comedy adhered to the real world high expectations of good customer service? Think about it. No Fawlty Towers, no Black Books and no League of Gentlemen. According to customer service gurus, Michel Roux and Mary Portas, the aforementioned British comedy series come […]

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Mark Gatiss' The First Men in the Moon

Definitely doesn’t have the name recognition that both War of the Worlds and The Time Machine have, but H.G. Wells’ The First Men in the Moon is still, well, H.G. Wells. With only a single screen adaptation in 1964 to is credit, The First Men in the Moon is getting a great dust off by way of self-proclaimed […]

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