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The locals get an unusual new guy for the bonfire. Pre-TV sketch show with Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. From November 1997.

The locals of the remote northern town get an unusual new guy for the bonfire.

The first incarnation of the award-winning black comedy, about the "local people" of Spent - before it hit TV.

Starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Written by the cast and Jeremy Dyson.

The League of Gentlemen won a Perrier Edinburgh Festival award in 1997 and this radio series debuted in the same year. They also won a Sony Radio Award. The cult series switched to TV for three series on BBC 2 from 1999, plus stage shows and a feature film.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.

27 days left to listen

30 minutes

Last on

Thursday 22:30

Broadcasts

  • Tue 16 Oct 2007 22:30
  • Wed 17 Oct 2007 03:30
  • Thu 21 Aug 2008 22:30
  • Fri 22 Aug 2008 03:30
  • Mon 20 Jul 2009 22:30
  • Sun 12 Aug 2012 22:55
  • Wed 19 Mar 2014 23:00
  • Sun 11 Oct 2015 22:30
  • Sun 18 Jun 2017 23:30
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