League of Gentlemen return confirmed

Lawrence Kim
August 23, 2017

The BBC has confirmed that acclaimed black comedy The League Of Gentlemen will be returning later this year for three special episodes.

He also confirmed that Alan Partridge would return to the channel - but didn't give away any details.

It was set in Royston Vasey, a fictional Northern town based on Alston in Cumbria, and was filmed in Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. In the same year they won the Edinburgh Comedy Award, sponsored back then by Perrier.

The new run has been commissioned to commemorate the 20th anniversary since their debut on BBC Radio. Two controller Patrick Holland described it in Edinburgh on Wednesday as a "much anticipated return".

The gloriously grotesque British sitcom from Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith first aired on BBC Two in 1999 and ran for three series, with a highly postmodern spin-off movie, The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, arriving in 2005.

"Elsewhere, I'm delighted that we are bringing John Singleton's singular, mesmerising vision of early 80's LA to BBC Two and that we are profiling the extraordinarily talented artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in a new film with access to his sisters who have never spoken before about their brother on television. I think increasingly talking about prescience, we have become a local country for local people and I wonder if there is something Brexity in us that we can do".

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