UK PLAY LINKS
Way back in May
2000, the now defunct digital channel UK
Play held a League Of Gentlemen Weekend.
Series One was shown on Saturday
27th of May and Series Two aired
back-to-back on Sunday 28th of May. In
between the episodes were specially
recorded links by Jeremy, Mark, Reece and
Steve. Summaries of the links have been
SERIES 1 -
All four Gents walk through a huge wooden
door, except Mark who turns to the camera.
Mark: (Dr Chinnery voice)
We're The League Of Gentlemen, and this is
our home. Welcome to UK Play's League Of
Gentlemen weekend. Over the next two days,
we'll being showing both of the first two
series of The League Of Gentlemen.
Starting, not unnaturally with the very,
very first episode.
Reece: (Looking around
suspiciously) Who are you talking to?
Reece: (Walking back
inside) I've put the kettle on.
Mark closes the door and turns to flash
a Hilary Briss style grin!
EPISODE 1 - Advert Break
walks out of the wooden door munching on a biscuit.
Reece: Join us after the
break, for the second half of tonight's
He looks around dubiously
Reece: (Does the Geoff voice)
Well come in if you're coming!
EPISODE 2 - Beginning
Mark, Steve and Reece in a dungeon.
Reece is strapped to the wall behind. Mark
and Steve are in the foreground clinging to
the cell bars, Steve is wearing a mask and
generally acting like a psycho.
Mark: Hello. Glad you could finally
join us in our League of Gentlemen weekend
here on UK Play. In a moment, Episode Two
of Series One, but first... Reece and I,
are going to have a little chat.
Pulls on leather Glove.
Mark and Steve tickle a screaming Reece.
EPISODE 2 - Advert Break
Back to the cell where Mark and Steve
are still tickling Reece with fairy wands.
Reece: Join us after the break, for
more of Episode Two.
They carry on tickling and
EPISODE 3 - Beginning
Still in the dungeon. Jeremy is tied up
looking either dead or unconscious. Steve
is in front of him holding a fairy wand.
Steve: Hello! Welcome back. I hope
you've got a nice glass of warm aqua vita
ready, because we're about to enter the
nightmare of Royston Vasey. So as we start
to watch Episode Three, prepare to see the
magic of the League!
Waves wand "bing!" and turns
Jeremy into a toy toad.
Steve: There you go Jeremy! Serves
you right for being so egregious.
EPISODE 3 - Advert Break
Close-up of the toy toad. Jeremy's voice
is heard and the toad moves so that it
seems like Jeremy is the toy toad.
Jeremy's voice: After the break,
part two of 'Nightmare in Royston Vasey'.
EPISODE 4 - Beginning
Reece and Mark in a gloomy room lit by
Reece: Welcome to Episode Four, the
'Beast of Royston Vasey'. And a visit from
Legz Akimbo Theatre Company. (Puts on
Ollie Glasses) Great!
Mark coughs up a rubber snake.
Reece: Aaagh, not again!
They both snigger.
EPISODE 4 - Advert Break
All four are in Queen 'Bohemian
Reece: Stay tuned, for the second
part of Episode Four.
EPISODE 5 - Beginning
Steve and Jeremy are standing in the
candlelit room, Steve is praying.
Jeremy: Coming up - Episode Five of
the first series of The League Of Gentlemen
'Love Comes to Royston Vasey'. Which
demonstrates how the best comedy, holds a
mirror up to life.
finishes praying, crosses himself and bumps
into a mirror then does a mime and leaves.
EPISODE 5 - Advert Break
All four are in Bohemian Rhapsody pose
Jeremy: Stay tuned for the second
half of Episode Five
EPISODE 6 - Beginning
A dark tunnel. We hear Mark speak in a
Mark: Ah, there you are. I was
wondering where you got to.
appears in front of the camera.
Mark: Now, it is finished. Episode
Six of Season one of The League Of
Gentlemen 'Escape from Royston Vasey'.
EPISODE 6 - Advert Break
Bohemian Rhapsody pose yet again!
Mark: Coming up. Second half,
Episode Six. Woooooow!
SERIES 1 - Ending
Steve walks through a wooden doorway
holding the toy toad.
Steve: Erm hi... er sorry, you're
gonna have to go home now because Jeremy
says we've all got to go to bed. But do
come back tomorrow, same time, and you can
see the second series of The League Of
Gentlemen. We've got all these kind of
Jeremy: (shouts in stern, fatherly
Steve: Yeah sorry, I'm going to have
to go. (Turns and walks back inside)
Yeah I'm coming Jeremy...
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