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Welcome to Spent, an isolated and rather odd town somewhere in the North. Its singular inhabitants lead blackly comic lives, from Dr Chinnery, the lethally incompetent vet and Pauline, the monstrous Restart Officer at the Job Centre, to the hideously exacting Dentons who impose their disturbing habits and pet toads upon their visiting nephew Ben.

These and other memorable townsfolk are ferried around by Barbara, a taxi driver half way through his sex change, and served by Mr Iingleby, who brings a whole new meaning to the term 'small shopkeeper'.

Murderously funny and actuely observed, The League of Gentlemen's highly acclaimed brand of comedy shows human nature at its most extreme, and most hilarious.

©1999, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)1999, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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  • Lucy Houghton
  • 29-08-2018

Okey cokey pig in a pokey!

I Love the league more than life itself! So much fun, interesting play of the TV show in its infancy.

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  • A. Harris
  • 10-07-2020

Same scripts as on TV, only for diehard fans

very good writing and performances, but not much that isn't in the TV series, unfortunately

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  • Susan Random
  • 30-06-2016

On The Town With The League Of Gentleman

This is a recording of TLOG's late 90s radio show derived from the BBC Radio 4 archives. Fans will no doubt notice that there are a few differences between this and the later TV version and characters such as the tiny shopkeeper, Mr Ibgleby, doesn't appear. It's subtler though and really rather excellent.

A must have for any discerning comedy fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-2020

The League of Genius

Hadn’t listened to the radio series for some time so it was an absolute joy to be reminded of this dark, ingenious creation from Dyson, Gatiss, Pemberton and Shearsmith.

Those familiar with the brilliant TV series that followed it will notice some slight differences, including the town of Spent where the show is set. The local radio presenter (or voiceover not 100% sure) and shopkeeper Mr Ingleby are also characters that never made it to TV.

The characters can be grotesque, incompetent or just downright bizarre and the humour even more so. Yet there are also common themes explored such as anger, love and sadness that permeate the human relationships and elevate the writing even more. Makes a great accompaniment to the TV boxset!

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  • Rowan Endacott
  • 24-06-2016

Brilliant!

Very enjoyable - I'd recommend this to any League of Gentlement fans. I have this and series 2 and 3 - I listen to them all, wait a few months to forget the jokes a bit and then listen again. I've done that several times! It's a work of genius! Only thing I'd like too is series 1 which doesn't seem to be available. Thanks to the creators of this for making me laugh many times over.

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  • Allison Green
  • 22-04-2018

Funnier than the TV show & that's saying something

I would definitely recommend for any League fans - there's the familar stuff from the TV show (taken to the extreme) plus extra characters, such as Mr Ingleby

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  • Liz
  • 03-02-2021

You should listen to this. 😍

I have always loved the league of gentlemen, but only seen them on TV.
Do it, do it, do it!

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  • Traffic
  • 06-07-2020

Fans of the TV series will enjoy these.

I’ve seen the 3 LoG TV series, but not heard any of the radio series. This has a lot of familiarity with the first TV series, and contains many of the characters that fans of the TV series will know. These include Dr Chinnery, Pauline, Pop and the Dentons.

Well written and acted.

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  • McShadysranch
  • 26-10-2019

Wonderful

Loved this so much. It's slightly different to the tv series but the performances are just as good and characters just as fabulous, even though you can't see them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-2019

love them forever!!!

They are really brilliant!!! All of them and all the stories are sooooooooo wonderful!!! Local forever ;)

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