The League of Gentlemen ist eine britische Comedy-Fernsehserie, in der in kleinen Episoden Ereignisse im Leben der Bewohner des fiktiven britischen. Enter the weird and wonderfully twisted world of Royston Vasey. Its singular inhabitants lead dark lives, from Dr Chinnery, the lethally incompetent vet to Pauline. The League of Gentlemen: Wahnwitzige Geschichten rund um die skurrile Bevölkerung des nordenglischen Provinzkaffs Royston Vasey: Steve Pemberton,.
The League of GentlemenComedyserie von Jeremy Dyson, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss und Reece Shearsmith ("The League Of Gentlemen"; ). Im der weitläufigen englischen. Geschichten rund um die skurrile Bevölkerung des nordenglischen Royston Vasey werden erzählt. Schon das Ortsschild deutet darauf hin, dass hier nicht alles mit rechten Dingen zugeht: `Welcome to Royston Vasey - You'll never leave'. The League of Gentlemen ist eine britische Comedy-Fernsehserie, in der in kleinen Episoden Ereignisse im Leben der Bewohner des fiktiven britischen.
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They are defined by what we are told about them, rather than their actions, particularly with the Padre, played by Roger Livesey.
A former quartermaster, he shows excitement at being able to take up the job again, but he is given very limited screen time, and his involvement with acts unbefiting a priest is oft mentioned, but his personality rarely shows anything more than that he is just another one of the men.
I find it rather odd that the film is marketed as a comedy. There is one section, when they raid the army, that is bouncing with humorous touches, and Gerald Harper, as a nervous army captain, gives off an excellent performance.
The rest of the film though only has the slightest edge of humour, from Hyde badmouthing his wife to a rather awkwardly inserted cameo by Oliver Reed as a homosexual performer.
The comedy is not important though, and the plot is intriguing enough as it is, but it does make the raiding the army section stand out, as it jars the film's mood and style.
If not flawless, it is still a very well made film. The rousing, grand music score is excellent, not just because it fits well over the action, but because it is sort of a parody of the scores of old war movies.
The film looks great in black and white, and some of the sequences are very well shot. One example that stands out in memory is a shot where the camera goes through the walls of two different rooms, crabbing to the right, and swooping a little bit, almost like a person trying to not bump into a vase as he passes through a wall.
The visual look of the film and the audio are just excellent, and well suited to the interesting screenplay. All Titles TV Episodes Celebs Companies Keywords Advanced Search.
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Benjamin Denton arrives in Royston Vasey to stay with his relatives: Uncle Harvey; Auntie Val; and twin cousins Chloe and Radclyffe. Tubbs and Edward deal with a pair of construction workers on the new road.
Meanwhile, Pauline continues her brutal treatment of the unemployed; and we are introduced to Les McQueen, a former musician whose glory days are long behind him.
Chinnery tries a new method of treating an old woman's pet tortoise's anaemia, and Geoff goes to Lance's joke shop to get a treat to secure his being best man at Mike's wedding.
Primary school drama group "Legz Akimbo" give a talk on homosexuality entitled "Everybody Out". Meanwhile, the zoo goes missing and the corpse of a grotesque beast is found on the moor.
While Mike and Cheryl tie the knot and Geoff gives a memorable best-man speech , Barbara places an ad in the lonely-hearts column and gets a reply from an unexpected caller.
Also, Henry and Ally torment a man when watching Trois Couleurs Bleu in the cinema. Tubbs and Edward find out that the construction manager for the dreaded "New Road" is their son David, who has not been "local" in the long time since he left to attend university in London.
Chinnery disembowels a cow. Papa Lazarou brings his Pandemonium Carnival to Royston Vasey and finds that the locals are even stranger than he is.
Pauline meets her replacement at the Job Centre and Uncle Harvey's new toad seems to have mythical powers. A tour bus of German exchange students, led by Herr Lipp, arrives in Royston Vasey.
Pauline and Mickey get jobs at Burger Me. Dr Chinnery attempts a little dental work on an iguana. Uncle Harvey and Auntie Val nurse Benjamin back to health.
Tubbs and Edward take inventory at The Local Shop, and decide that David needs a bride. After being sacked from Burger Me, Pauline and Mickey confront Ross at the Job Centre.
Hilary is outraged when Maurice brings his wife to a top secret meeting. A young couple signs a contract with Pop to live in Royston Vasey. Benjamin wakes up to find that it is his aunt and uncle's 'Nude Day' and they insist he joins them.
A flatulent dog causes concern for Dr Chinnery; Edward and Tubbs start their trip to find David a wife.
Pauline is still holding Ross hostage at the Job Centre, but no one has noticed. Tubbs and Edward have traveled to the local supermarket in search of a 'No-Tail' for David.
Maurice arrives at Hilary's shop in a panic, worrying about the health inspections, while Eunice's sandwiches are suddenly a hot item.
Barbara and David's big day has arrived, but Royston Vasey is in chaos from the epidemic. The police have a good idea what is causing the deadly illness, though the torch-wielding locals have errantly decided to take care of matters themselves.
Meanwhile, Dr. Chinnery accidentally electrocutes a falcon, Judee discovers that Iris is her mother and Benjamin escapes the clutches of his Auntie Val and Uncle Harvey and gathers the locals to destroy the Local Shop.
Bernice listens to three different disturbing tales: Charlie talks about a recurring nightmare involving Stella and a voodoo spell; a tramp talks about how he came to suspect that Herr Lipp was a vampire; Mr Chinnery recounts how his great-grandfather became infected with an ancestral curse which now affects him after an incident with monkey balls.
Ross springs Pauline from jail--provided she can find evidence to convict Mickey and get him off the Dole. Lance goes to hospital in order to have a second arm grafted onto his body.
He receives a woman's arm that has a life of its own. The police, discovering the number, found it had been noted by the policeman who visited the warehouse.
The policeman had also noted the number of Hyde's own car. Thus a link was established between the robbery and Hyde. Hyde is escorted to a police van in which the rest are "all present and correct", each having been captured as he left the house.
Allied Film Makers was a short-lived production company founded by Dearden, actors Hawkins, Forbes and Attenborough, and producer Michael Relph.
Forbes contributed many of the company's scripts. Dearden had previously directed The Blue Lamp. The portrait of Hyde's wife he comments "I regret to say the bitch is still going strong" is a close copy of a portrait of Deborah Kerr which was used in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp in which Roger Livesey The League' s "Padre" Mycroft also starred.
Forbes points out in his commentary on the DVD that in most films of the time Hyde's wife would be described as dead and not dismissed in such a manner.
A scene in the script following the dinner party has Hyde, followed by Race, visiting a teenage girl at school—her photo is also on his desk.
It is implied that she is his daughter. A scene which did not make the film has Weaver the teetotaler reaching for the brandy after Hyde has left the dinner.
Lexy reminds him he shouldn't but Weaver drinks anyway. Cary Grant was offered the part of Hyde but turned it down.
Queens Gate Place Mews, SW7, was used as the filming location for Edward Lexy's Richard Attenborough 's garage.
The film was successful, being the sixth most popular movie at the UK box office in In , a restored version of the film was released as a special edition DVD in the UK.The League of Gentlemen is a surreal, British sitcom that premiered on BBC Two in The programme is set in Royston Vasey, a fictional town in northern England, originally based on Alston, Cumbria, and follows the lives of bizarre characters, most of whom are played by three of the show's four writers – Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith – who, along with Jeremy Dyson. The League of Gentlemen is a recorded music album by Robert Fripp. The music on the album was performed by members of a band which toured Europe and North America throughout under the name of 'The League of Gentlemen'. The album was released in the UK in in vinyl format on the Editions EG label. It has never been reissued on CD. The League of Gentlemen () The League of Gentlemen. Unrated | 1h 56min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 24 January (USA) A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision. The League of Gentlemen Dark, surreal comedy about the strange inhabitants of the small, northern town of Royston Vasey. Starring Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton. Jack Hawkins as Lieutenant-Colonel Norman Hyde Nigel Patrick as Major Peter Race Roger Livesey as Captain " Padre " Mycroft Richard Attenborough as Lieutenant Edward Lexy Bryan Forbes as Captain Martin Porthill Kieron Moore as Captain Stevens Terence Alexander as Major Rupert Rutland-Smith Norman.