The League of Gentlemen: Scripts and That
Scripts and That contains the scripts to every television episode of The League of Gentlemen.
In the Press
- TV Zone #170
Review: p73, Tom Spilsbury, 10/10
6 × 30 Minutes | 11/01/99 — 15/02/99 | BBC Two | Colour
6 × 30 Minutes | 14/01/00 — 18/02/00 | BBC Two | Colour
60 Minutes | 27/12/00 | BBC Two | Colour
6 × 30 Minutes | 26/09/02 — 31/10/02 | BBC Two | Colour
- Jeremy Dyson is the member of The League who generally didn't appear on screen. Other TV work has included co-writing Funland for BBC Three with Simon Ashdown, in which Mark Gatiss made an appearance as Ashley Chapfel, and Two Can Play at That Game, a Season 2 episode of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) which he co-wrote with Mark Gatiss. His most recent script for a UK telefantasy series, however, was Billy Goat for the 2008 BBC One series Fairy Tales.
- Mark Gatiss has written four Doctor Who novels: Nightshade, St Anthony's Fire, The Roundheads and Last of the Gadarene. More recently he has written four episodes for the Doctor Who television series itself, including the popular The Unquiet Dead, the script to which was included in Doctor Who: The Shooting Scripts in October 2005. Two further scripts for the series are curently in the pipeline for 2012/13.
As well as co-writing the final episode of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) in 2001 with Jeremy Dyson, he also appeared in the first episode of Season 1, Drop Dead, as Inspector Large, and has proved a notable contributor to BBC Four, scripting the three-part Christmas ghost-fest Crooked House, the 2011 adaptation of HG Wells' The First Men in the Moon, and also presented the notable A History of Horror series. Not to mention appearing in the channel's live re-make of The Quatermass Experiment in 2005.
However, despite all this success, his most notable TV contribution to date has been Sherlock, the BAFTA-winning ratings behemoth that he co-created with Steven Moffatt. Season 3 is scheduled for broadcast in 2013.
- Reece Shearsmith's other telefantasy connections include appearing in the Gatiss and Dyson episode of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) as Helium Harry, and he also appeared in the Doctor Who spin-off drama Auton. More recently he teamed up with Steve Pemberton for the criminally-underrated BBC Two comedy Psychoville, which featured many characters who could have walked straight of Royston Vasey.
- Steve Pemberton has gone on to appear in numerous other series in straight acting roles, including appearances in BBC Two's big-budget adaptation of Gormenghast, in which he played Professor Mule, and Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) in which he played Sergeant Liddel in the very first episode alongside Mark Gatiss. More recently he has appeared in ITV's award winning comedy Benidorm, as well as playing Ripperologist and serial killer expert Edward Buchan in three seasons of the crime drama Whitechapel.