The League of Gentlemen

Season 1 Episode 4

The Beast of Royston Vasey

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 01, 1999 on BBC Two
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The Beast of Royston Vasey
Chinnery examines the so-called "beast", but has he correctly identified it? Also, the Legz Akimbo Theatre Company arrives to perform a play at the local school.

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  • Episode 4. Chinery is hired to examine the so called beast. Legz akimbo perform "everybody out" a play about homosexuality. Ben is tormented by the Denton twins Chole and Radcliffe.

    I'm about haif n' haif with this episode. There is good continuity with the examining of the creture. New charchters i liked were Legz Akimbo (the leagues revenge on forum therete companies they worked with) and Charlie and Stella. The Denton girls were a clever nod to the Shining. They appear out of nowhere and frame Ben for the death of two of Harvys toads.
Jeremy Dyson

Jeremy Dyson


Guest Star

Don Estelle

Don Estelle

Little Don

Guest Star

Edward McCracken

Edward McCracken

Man with Dog

Guest Star

Paul H. Marshall

Paul H. Marshall


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Phil: Then, just like in one of them old fashioned fairy tales, we all lived happily ever after. And me? I'm happy with who I am and what I am. And if people don't like that, they can kill themselves like Mum did. Come on kids! Get clapping! The moral of this story is…
      Olly: The moral of the story is that being normal in this life won't get you anywhere! Look at Phil – he's just got a great part on telly. Not because he's talented, he's not! It's because he bums the director!

    • Olly: Where was I? Tolerance - you have to talk to work things out. I spoke with my wife, Linda. Apparently, I'm not man enough for her! So now, she's living with a female Geoff Capes! Which is fine. It's a process. And understanding people is part of the hidden horrors of relationships. I'm not going back there, big bitches!

    • Ernest: How do you shave!? I bet you cut yourself a lot, don't you? Is that why you see so many bearded…sightless? Well, they always look a mess, don't they? Dandruff and crumbs in their beard. Mum used to point at them on the bus and say 'that's what'll happen to you if you don't stop fiddling with yourself!' Ah…didn't stop me though, did it?

    • Mr. Chinnery: Subject appears to be animal. Ursine features...but ostensibly simian. Also elements of a ruminant or ovine anatomy...I can only conclude that we have been confronted by a new species, the like of which the world has never seen.
      Radio Call: Sir, sorry to bother you. Got this zoo feller here, lost his animals. You haven't see a goat, a pig, and a chimp anywhere?

    • Andrew: Please...please, Mr. Tinsel, let me go.
      Tinsel: What? When you're doing such a fine job of keeping those greedy crows off my turnips? I don't think so, Andrew. Maybe next month, eh?

    • Bernice: Oh they've arrived. Did you know that this afternoon some of you lot are going to be watching a play instead of doing proper lessons?
      It's going to be performed by Legz Akimdo Theatre Company and it's a show about homosexuality aimed at 9 to 12 year olds. Some people call this Theatre in Education, I call it Aids in a Van.

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