One of the comedy troupe, Mark Gatiss, recently said they are "hoping" to reunite

The BBC is reportedly “very receptive” to the idea of a return from The League Of Gentlemen.

One of the cult comedy’s creators, Mark Gatiss, said during a BBC 6Music interview last week that and his co-stars are “hoping” to reunite, adding: “We’ve talked seriously about doing something – we’re not quite sure what it is yet but we’d love to do something, it is 10 years [since we last did something together]…”

Now the Radio Times reports that BBC insiders are “highly receptive” to this idea and would welcome a “special” reunion episode, quoting an unnamed source as saying: “The door would be open to a special return but it’s up to them.”

Gatiss also suggested last week that it could be timely for The League Of Gentlemen to return now, explaining: “I think increasingly, talking about prescience, we have become a local country for local people and I wonder if there is something Brexity in us that we can do. Michael Gove’s resemblance to Edward from the local shop is not a coincidence.”

Gatiss created the cult comedy series with Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson, and starred alongside Pemberton and Shearsmith as a variety of grotesque characters living in the fictional northern village of Royston Vasey.

After beginning as a 1997 radio series, The League Of Gentlemen ran for 19 episodes on BBC Two between 1999 and 2003. The League were last seen together in an acclaimed spin-off film, The League Of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, which hit cinema screens in 2005.

Watch a classic sketch featuring their characters Tubbs and Edward below.