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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:17 pm    Post subject: Gloriously daft! Reply with quote

Laughing

On the Town with the League of Gentlemen

On Radio 4 Extra

From 1997 the first incarnation (pre TV) of the award-winning black comedy, set in the town of Spent.

Written by and starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00crnzf
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, lovely League of Gentlemen. I know some of the real life people the characters are based on, so some of the series is terrifying for me.

Not listened to the radio show for ages though, must give it another listen.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So they're not all figments of their imaginations? Shocked ...worrying. Laughing

Reece Shearsmith ( a great favourite of mine) is playing a real life killer tonight in Jeff Pope's The Widower on ITV ... Sheridan Smith co-stars.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to give The Widower a miss, after reading the RT blurb on it, but ended up watching it on ITV Player yesterday. Reece is a real talent, isn't he? The Inside No 9 series , which has just finished, was a real cracker.

Is there a real butcher, like Hilary Briss, Ian? Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Is there a real butcher, like Hilary Briss, Ian? Shocked

Probably! The specific characters I recognise are Herr Lipp and Pauline, as they were both based on teachers Steve Pemberton and I had (he was six years above me though).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herr Lipp! What a fabulous creation he was. The mind boggles at what your teacher must have been like...

Steve Pemberton has been equally brilliant in Inside No 9, btw.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I was going to give The Widower a miss, after reading the RT blurb on it, but ended up watching it on ITV Player yesterday. Reece is a real talent, isn't he? The Inside No 9 series , which has just finished, was a real cracker.


Another hit from writers of The League of Gentlemen ... the mime episode was a brave one to do but they made it work!

I always look forward to new ventures from this group ...they're a talented bunch.
I wonder if the writer of The Widower knew for a fact that Malcolm sat,as was shown, and explained his problems to his wives after drugging them or was that a bit of dramatic licence?
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oldraver wrote:
Is there a real butcher, like Hilary Briss, Ian? Shocked

Probably! The specific characters I recognise are Herr Lipp and Pauline, as they were both based on teachers Steve Pemberton and I had (he was six years above me though).

I love Pauline

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or6CwOyx30I

Laughing Laughing
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