Synopsis by Mark Deming
Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith introduce us to the strange residents of Royston Vasey in this, the first episode of the comedy series The League Of Gentlemen. Benjamin Denton arrives in town for an overnight visit with his Uncle Harvey and Auntie Val; however, their explanation of the various house rules ends up taking longer than his visit itself. Benjamin and his friend Martin Lee attempt to visit the local shop, where Tubbs and Edward are upset and disoriented by strangers. Mike, Brian, and Geoff have a row that almost turns deadly over Brian's inability to properly tell a joke. Pauline spends her day destroying the confidence of people looking for work and becomes quite miffed when someone lands a position without her help, and Matthew the veterinarian has some sad news for Farmer Tinsel regarding his dog.