The League of Gentlemen

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Hammer House of Horror: the twisted suburban tales that inspired Mark Gatiss and more
Its bloody instalments turned provincial towns into places where fear was never far away. 40 years on, it remains one of the creepiest, strangest shows ever shown on British TV

Nick Ruskell

30, Oct, 2020 @11:33 AM

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'Edinburgh made us!' The stars catapulted to TV fame from the fringe
Lily Savage, The League of Gentlemen, Fleabag and a host of telly sensations started out on tiny stages at the extravaganza. In its absence, who will be next?

Ryan Gilbey

10, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Netflix pulls The Mighty Boosh and The League of Gentlemen over blackface
Critics call removal of shows from streaming service ‘arbitrary gesture’ that does little to combat racism

Lanre Bakare

10, Jun, 2020 @5:21 PM

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Mark Gatiss: ‘We live in an age of popinjays – Rees-Mogg, Johnson – and we fall for it’
The Sherlock writer and actor on his new adaption of Dracula and why apple crumble is the answer to our doom-laden times

Tim Adams

08, Dec, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Mark Gatiss: ‘The League of Gentlemen was a premonition of Brexit’
After a turn on stage as George III, the co-founder of the League is returning to horror to recreate Dracula for TV. What he finds ‘frightening and debilitating’ now, though, is leaving the EU

Arifa Akbar

02, Nov, 2018 @3:08 PM

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Dazzling drama: the unmissable theatre, dance and comedy of autumn 2018
Gender-swapped classics, Hans Christian Andersen’s closet secrets, two giants of US comedy sharing a stage, plus Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as rulers in love

Michael Billington, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

27, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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The League of Gentlemen review – a brilliantly twisted return to the stage
Exhilarating new material joins favourite vintage sketches as Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton bring their chilling creations to life again on tour

Brian Logan

26, Aug, 2018 @4:46 PM

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From Lee and Dean to This Country: are UK sitcoms too sentimental?
The current crop of British comedies are peppered with ‘hugging and learning’, but how far can convivial comedy go before it veers into sentimental mush

Rachel Aroesti

27, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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A date with the devil: Reece Shearsmith reveals source of his inspiration
As The League of Gentlemen prepare a UK tour, the co-creator of the dark comedy describes how a 1920s Swedish horror film ignited his love of black humour

Vanessa Thorpe

08, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Beasts at the box office: why the horror anthology refuses to die
From Dead of the Night to The Field Guide to Evil, multi-story shockers are a cinema staple. The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson – co-writer of new anthology Ghost Stories – on why creepshow compendiums are immortal

Jeremy Dyson

05, Apr, 2018 @11:50 AM

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When good TV goes bad: how The League of Gentlemen became no laughing matter
After two successful seasons, the eccentric sketch show adopted an ambitious concept for the third – at the expense of its best gags

JR Moores

08, Jan, 2018 @1:00 PM

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The week in TV: Feud: Bette and Joan; Shamed; The League of Gentlemen and more
Feud brilliantly revives the famed enmity between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, Shamed pokes at fresher wounds, and it’s farewell Royston Vasey

Euan Ferguson

24, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

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