For the first time ever, the scripts of all three television
series and the Christmas special of The
League of Gentlemen
are published in their entirety. This book offers fans a look
into the making of the series and is packed with never before
seen oddities. Drawings, pictures and annotations compiled
by the League of Gentlemen are all revealed for the first
time. Discover the origins of all your favourite characters
and classic sketches and learn about the deleted scenes as
well as some of the hundreds of ideas that never made it onto
the small screen. The book also contains a full listing of
all the characters and is packed with exclusive pictures and
behind the scenes shots...
most sane, rational people with a life, I don't usually give
script books the time of day. I've never seen the point! How
sad is it to read the scripts of a TV series when generally
they offer no new information on the show or individual episodes?
Surely you're better off watching the episodes. Scripts
and That is a welcome exception to the rule.
first thing to impress is the size of the thing. Nearly A4
in size, this collection packs in just over 600 pages and
what a cover. All of your favourite characters are depicted
by the twisted style of Stuart Pearson - with sketches of
the four actors as themselves on the back cover.
the book and you'll soon realise that you're not going to
be presented with your usual dry script book. The League of
Gentlemen have got together and really thought things through
rather than just stick a hardcover onto copies of their scripts.
It opens with a rather cutting cutting from the Daily Mail
which offers up a pretty fair review of the third series of
The League of Gentlemen. While season one, two and
the Christmas Special where dark, cleverly plotted and didn't
insult the audience intelligence, the third season listened
to some critics who claimed the show was "up itself".
So, for season three they went for more of a shock tactic
to cater for the obviously growing lowbrow audience - Maybe
they should have replaced Tubbs and Edward's catchphrase to
"Are you lowbrow?") Sadly this meant that out went
the subtle movie references and homage's to be replaced by
knob gags. Did anyone really think that seeing Pauline shagging
enough of my whinging. This book is crammed full of location
photos and deleted gags, from all three seasons and the Christmas
Special, that never made it to the finished cut (and for many
of them you can see why). It looks good, it reads well and
you'll forget this is just a script book at heart.
all script books where as well thought out as this then more
people would take them seriously. Excellent.
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