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BBC’s official announcement for the return of The League of Gentlemen

August 23rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’ve known for a while that one of our favourite TV shows ever, The League of Gentlemen, was coming back (here) but now finally we have confirmation from the BBC themselves!

Yes, it’s 20 years since The League first came to be, rising to fame and infamy on BBC Radio and now Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson are coming back together to celebrate that anniversary with three special episodes that are set to air before the end of 2017!

Tubbs, Eward, Briss, Papa Lazarou… who knows who we’ll see in the new series, but whatever it is, let’s hope they can maintain the non-pc, ultra offensive and flat out hilarious tone that made them the phenomenon they became.

Here’s the official announcement:

BBC Two can confirm that the much-loved and critically-acclaimed comedy The League Of Gentlemen will be back on screen later this year for three special episodes, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary since their debut on BBC Radio. Their career launched with the BBC in the same year they won the Perrier Award for Comedy at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson will be reuniting for a return to Royston Vasey. The League Of Gentlemen ran for three series on BBC Two and won the Rose D’Or and the BAFTA for Best Comedy Series in 2000.

The specials are commissioned by Patrick Holland and Shane Allen, Controller BBC Comedy, and they will be produced by BBC Studios. Executive producer is Jon Plowman, the producer is Adam Tandy, and the director is Steve Bendelack.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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