The League Of Gentlemen, Series 3 [2002] [VHS]

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The third series of The League of Gentlemen takes the portmanteau horror approach of their Christmas Special and extends it daringly across the entire six episodes, Here, each half-hour instalment is ..read more

The third series of The League of Gentlemen takes the portmanteau horror approach of their Christmas Special and extends it daringly across the entire six episodes,
Here, each half-hour instalment is a self-contained story featuring various familiar and less well-known inhabitants of Britain’s most accursed town, Royston Vasey,
But each individual tale leads–horribly, inevitably–towards a single shocking event, the full circumstances of which are only realised in a final, macabre twist,
It’s all far too bleak to be called comedy, just too damn funny to be anything else,
This is a team who have always defined their own rules, nowhere more boldly than here,

Opening with a funky new theme tune, the six episodes feature–among others–ex-con Pauline and Mickey in a touching tale of transvestisism; Lance the one-armed comedy shop owner yearning for a new limb; foul-tempered Geoff Tipps trying to make it as a stand-up comic in “Lundun”; some eye-popping fetishist behaviour at the local B&B; seedy goings-on in the massage parlour; and, most horrendously of all, the dreaded return of Papa Lazarou,
It all proved too much for some viewers–too grotesque, too offbeat, too surreal,
Packed with knowing references to obscure movies and filled with the most unpleasant characters ever to grace a “sitcom”, this is certainly an uncompromising series, and one that invites fascinated speculation on what dark delights await in their upcoming movie,

On the DVD : The League of Gentlemen, Series 3 two-disc set maintains the high standard of extra features established by the previous series,
Here there’s more raucous “Local Gossip” with the four gents on the first disc, plus a second disc of insightful background material including : a 30-minute making of documentary by Adam Buxton (of Adam and Joe); a candid video diary from Steve Pemberton; a truly dire magic tutorial from Dean Tavalouris (Reece Shearsmith); Joby Talbot’s music score; an interview with costume designer Yves Barre; outtakes and deleted scenes; plus a Mike King Enterprises editing suite, enabling you to muck about with the ending sequence and ruin it completely,
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  • Actor:Mark Gatiss
  • Actor:Steve Pemberton
  • Actor:Reece Shearsmith
  • Actor:Jeremy Dyson
  • Actor:Paul Hays-Marshall
  • AudienceRating:Suitable for 15 years and over
  • Binding:VHS Tape
  • Creator:Mark Gatiss
  • Creator:Steve Pemberton
  • Creator:Peter Edwards
  • EAN:5014503729820
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  • Label:BBC
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  • Manufacturer:BBC
  • NumberOfDiscs:1
  • NumberOfItems:1
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  • ProductGroup:Video
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_VIDEO
  • Publisher:BBC
  • ReleaseDate:2003-11-10
  • SKU:73002
  • Studio:BBC
  • Title:The League Of Gentlemen, Series 3 [2002] [VHS] [1999]
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