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ON THIS DAY, 1999...

On the 11th of January 1999, The League of Gentlemen first aired on BBC Two. It was created by Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith. The show is known for its surreal and dark humour, as well as its unique and memorable characters.

The series is set in the fictional town of Royston Vasey, and each episode features a variety of eccentric characters, many of whom are played by Gatiss, Pemberton, and Shearsmith themselves.

The characters often have bizarre and grotesque qualities, and the show explores themes of horror, absurdity, and social commentary.

The League of Gentlemen gained a cult following for its unconventional and darkly comedic approach.

In addition to the TV series, the creators also produced a film, 'The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse' (2005), and have reunited for various specials and live performances.

The show has been praised for its originality and its ability to blend humour with elements of horror and satire. However, due to its dark and sometimes controversial content, it may not be suitable for all audiences.


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