‘League Of Gentlemen’ fans react to show’s return

The first of a three-part special aired tonight (December 18)

Fans have been reacting to the first episode of the League Of Gentlemen revival, with the response so far being overwhelmingly positive.

The League Of Gentlemen, which follows the lives of residents in the bizarre village of Royston Vasey, originally aired on BBC 2 between 1999 and 2002, before a full-length film was released in 2005.

It has now returned for a three-part special over the Christmas period. The first episode aired this evening (December 18), with the other two parts following on Tuesday (December 19) and Wednesday (December 20).

Reacting to the first episode, one fan described it on Twitter as “Uncomfortable, toe-curling watching. Absolutely brilliant”.

Another added that it was “so much better than anyone could have hoped”, while a third person said it was “worth every second of waiting for”.

It’s also been described as “fucking perfect” and “utter genius”.

See a selection of fan reactions below.

Meanwhile, The League Of Gentlemen cast have also announced details of a UK tour for 2018.

“The League of Gentlemen started as a live show over 20 years ago and in many ways performing in front of an audience gives us the biggest thrill of all,” a statement read. “We’re overjoyed to be taking the citizens of Royston Vasey on a road-trip and can’t wait to see all the wonderful local places in our increasingly local country.”

They added: “Plus we’d already gone to the trouble of getting the costumes and learning the voices again for the TV show so we thought why not? Something to do isn’t it?”

See the tour dates in full below.

25 August Sunderland, Empire
29 August Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
30 August Edinburgh, Playhouse
2 September Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
5 September Oxford, New Theatre
7 September Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
8 September Plymouth, Pavilions
12 September Brighton, Centre
14 September Birmingham, Arena
15 September Leeds, First Direct Arena
16 September Liverpool, Echo Arena
18 September Blackpool, Opera House
21 September Sheffield, City Hall
22 September Manchester, Apollo
25 September Bournemouth, BIC
27 September London, Eventim Apollo
28 September London, Eventim Apollo
29 September London, Eventim Apollo