These and other memorable townsfolk are ferried around by Barbara, a taxi driver half way through his sex change, and served by Mr Iingleby, who brings a whole new meaning to the term 'small shopkeeper'.
Murderously funny and actuely observed, The League of Gentlemen's highly acclaimed brand of comedy shows human nature at its most extreme, and most hilarious.
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This is a recording of TLOG's late 90s radio show derived from the BBC Radio 4 archives. Fans will no doubt notice that there are a few differences between this and the later TV version and characters such as the tiny shopkeeper, Mr Ibgleby, doesn't appear. It's subtler though and really rather excellent.
A must have for any discerning comedy fan.
Very enjoyable - I'd recommend this to any League of Gentlement fans. I have this and series 2 and 3 - I listen to them all, wait a few months to forget the jokes a bit and then listen again. I've done that several times! It's a work of genius! Only thing I'd like too is series 1 which doesn't seem to be available. Thanks to the creators of this for making me laugh many times over.
Expect the unexpected. A neatly segued series of sketches in the village of Spent, built into a story line, which led to the dark and hilarious TV series in Royston Vaisey - you'll not want to turn it off. Prime yourself for the side- (and other-) splitting effects of the incompetently murderous vet tending to an unwilling panda, the cockatoo with tooth ache, the swollen hamster and pregnant cow. Meet gruff Barbara the trans-gender taxi-driver. Enjoy the toad-related horrors and more of Naked Thursday - and relish the quickfire timing and puns. What other comedy team could end an episode with "Alas, hoist by my own pet-toad"? Unmissable.
The living scarecrow - but you have to listen to find out it and it's keepers dark secrets...so I'll also nominate Pauline the sadistic Job Centre Manager and her pen-friends - listen in to laugh out loud...
This is like asking which member of a band is the best; one can't disentangle the cogs in this comedy machine...
So much better in digital than on original tape (!) - easy to rewind to rehearse the jokes! Do not read anywhere where you'll be slapped for obviously enjoying yourself too much.
It would rank quite high on my comedy scale.
It includes characters from their previous series and adds a few new ones.
Absolutely loved it. A lot of fun from start to finish.
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