A few more details have been revealed about the upcoming new episodes of The League of Gentlemen.
The three 20th anniversary specials will begin filming next month in Manchester and the Peak District.
Along with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson, Steve Bendelack is returning as director.
The League have said: “We are thrilled to bits to be returning to Royston Vasey in celebration of our 20 years at the BBC (with time off for bad behaviour). We look forward to digging up the old characters – some of them literally – and seeing how life has treated them. It’s been great fun to write these Specials, and we’ve saved money on the make-up budget by kindly growing ancient ourselves. Like the sign says: You’ll Never Leave.”
BBC Two Controller Patrick Holland commented: “The League of Gentlemen are comedy heroes of mine and I am delighted they are returning to BBC Two. Added to brilliant upcoming shows like Motherland, the second series of Mum, and the return of Upstart Crow, Two is the home to the most amazing, original, British comedy.”
BBC Comedy Controller Shane Allen added: “Their body of work set a new standard for sketch comedy and saw them become the most original, distinct and influential writer performers since Monty Python. This return to their roots is a thrill for British comedy fans everywhere”.