The League of Gentlemen: Anniversary Specials (2017)

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Anniversary Specials
The League of Gentlemen

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The League of Gentemen's wickedly sublime anniversary specials not only gives its die-hard fans what it wants from the eccentric residents of Royston Vasey, but it also shows new viewers why the sketch comedy series is a cleverly written cult classic.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 6

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 18, 2017

Familiar faces return to Royston Vasey, settling old scores and digging up some old friends - with more bad blood than an abattoir with septicaemia.

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Air date: Dec 19, 2017

Royston Vasey is facing a threat more terrible than anything it has faced before - boundary changes that will erase the town from the map forever. The fight to save the community from administrative annihilation comes from unexpected and surprising directions, all of them local.

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Air date: Dec 20, 2017

The local authorities, the local paper and the local police all play their part as the developing situation in Royston Vasey reaches its earth-shattering climax. Can the genii be put back in the bottle? And what dark forces have been unleashed in the amphibarium?

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The League of Gentlemen return to the stage for their first UK tour in over 12 years with their live show, captured exclusively for the BBC.

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Tv Season Info

A surreal English village provides the setting for this sitcom, featuring the comedy trio in more than 60 roles.

Critic Reviews for The League of Gentlemen Anniversary Specials

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Rather than just wheel out the old favourites and let fans sing back the lines, there was a regular supply of new, good jokes, including a couple of the type of sight gags that indicate that the writers are as sharp as ever.

Apr 3, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I do want to know what happens to Royston Vasey and its inhabitants over the next two nights. It, and they, have got a little bit under my skin. It is like the sign says: you'll never leave...

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…
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Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith reassumed their various guises in their fictional northern town of Royston Vasey with such ease.

Dec 29, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The dedication to pushing forward characters into bold new areas, while rewarding fans with dozens of nods to past episodes, makes this first special an excellent, expertly balanced, reintroduction to Royston Vasey.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

[The League of Gentlemen] most chilling joke of all: not that Royston Vasey and its ghoulish eccentrics are falling off the face of the world, but that the real country around it is sliding into nowhere.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

While our beloved Royston Vasey has had to move with the times a bit, it's still a dilapidated cesspit home to some of our much-loved oddballs.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Fans rejoice, relax back and enjoy. Things are about to get wonderfully horrifying.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

A fine swansong, but it's hard not to recall the urgent freshness, the otherness, with which Gatiss and co first invaded our screens: sic transit gloria vasey.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The series finale ended with serial killers Edward and Tubbs on the run and all its story strands unresolved, which suggests the quartet will revisit Royston Vasey again in the near future - and that would be super news.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

The writers are still determined, to their credit, to face down the censors and have the last laugh.

Dec 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The League of Gentlemen: Anniversary Specials

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