The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse

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Three residents of a 1950s-era U.K. town experience apocalyptic events that transport them 50 years into the future, where they encounter a trio of time travelers who inform them that their entire lives were a work of fiction created by a popular comedy troupe called The League of Gentlemen. Saucy German Herr Lipp (Steve Pemberton), psychotic butcher Hilary Briss (Mark Gatiss), and unassuming businessman Geoff Tipps (Reece Shearsmith) were fleeing fireballs in fictional Royston Vasey when they ran into a church crypt, and emerged a half-century later in the real town of Hadfield. Later, as the hapless time travelers struggle to get their bearings, they encounter posh zookeeper Edward (Shearsmith), mysterious Tubbs (Pemberton), and imposing voodoo chief Papa Lazarou (Shearsmith) - who shock them with the news that they and their hometown are, in fact, entirely fictional.

Cast

Mark Gatiss
as Matthew Chinnery / Hilary Briss / Mickey / Mark
Steve Pemberton
as Tubbs / Pauline / Herr Lipp / Steve / Lemuel Blizzard
Reece Shearsmith
as Edward / Papa Lazarou / Geoff / Bernice / Reece / Father Hal
David Warner
as Dr. Erasmus Pea
Jeff Balis
as Jeremy Dyson
Bernard Hill
as King William III
Michael Sheen
as Jeremy Dyson
Mark Gattis
as Sir Nicholas Sheet-Lightning
Victoria Wood
as Queen Mary II
Emily Woof
as Lindsay
Peter Kay
as Simon Pig
Simon Pegg
as Peter Cow
Kate O'Toole
as Casting Director
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  • With an embarrassment of comedy riches, Gatiss & Co will still leave some fans feeling disappointed.

    Jul 21, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Inventive, twisted and frequently hilarious, this is an enjoyable comedy that will appeal to both fans and newcomers to the series

    Jun 18, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Thankfully, not only have the League pulled it off magnificently, but they have remembered the most important thing of all -- how to be very, very funny indeed.

    Apr 26, 2005 | Rating: 80/100 | Full Review…

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