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The 'League Of Gentlemen' Is Set To Return To Our Screens

Michael Minay

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The 'League Of Gentlemen' Is Set To Return To Our Screens

Royston Vasey. For three years, it was home to some loveable characters like Tubbs and Edward Tattsyrup, Pauline Campbell-Jones, Babara Dixon and Mr Matthew Chinnery.

For fans of the League Of Gentlemen, it was a sad moment in 2005 when the film marked the ending of the BBC television show as the locals, from their dark comical world, appeared in the real world to try and save it.

But, now, the BAFTA-winning show is set to return to our screens for an 'anniversary special' after an announcement by writer and star of the show, Mark Gatiss, on social media.

First broadcast on the BBC between 1999 and 2002, it has long been rumoured that the show could return to our screens.

While the cast and crew have never ruled out a comeback, the tweet from Gatiss is the first real confirmation the show will return.

He replied, on Twitter, to film director Duncan Jones, a fan of the show, and said: "Thanks so much for your kind words Big fan. You may be pleased to know that we're planning a 'League' anniversary special!"

This was then backed up by class actor Reece Shearsmith who tweeted: "We are indeed."

There were no further details about what the special might entail but fans of the show were quick to share their delight in the return.

Writer Gatiss has gone on to co-create the hit series Sherlock (as well as star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as brother Mycroft in the show).

Pemberton, also known for his work in ITV's Benidorm as Mick Garvey, has continued to work with Shearsmith since the programme ended, with the two starring in Psychoville and Inside No. 9 - both of which continue with the dark comedy theme.

Credit: BBC

When the return of this brilliant comedy show will appear is unknown, but to know that it is in the pipeline is exciting enough for now.

2017 is seemingly a year of comebacks (maybe in such uncertain times, we're trying to cheer ourselves up with relics of the past).

We've already seen a return to our childhood with the original Tamagotchi's making a comeback.

The game was originally released in 1996, with the idea being perfect for anyone who wanted a pet and to be bossed around by a bit of plastic.

And then there's also a rewind to the teenage years, with BlackBerry, the phone makers, coming back.

Oh and, of course, the Nokia 3310, which is set to go on sale this month for the bargain basement price of £50. Isn't nostalgia great?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Michael Minay
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