FIRST LOOK The League of Gentlemen Anniversary Specials

This Christmas, The League of Gentlemen makes its welcome return to BBC Two with not one, not two, but three brand new episodes to celebrate the group’s twentieth anniversary at the BBC.

Once again, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss will be playing a veritable host of bizarre and darkly comic characters inhabiting the fictional Northern town of Royston Vasey, in scripts written by themselves and co-creator Jeremy Dyson.

Royston Vasey is facing a threat more dire than anything it has faced before: dark rumours of boundary changes that could erase the town from the map forever. The fight to save Royston Vasey from administrative annihilation will come from unexpected and surprising directions, all of them local.

Here’s a first look at the characters we can come to expect from the new episodes. As you can see, the old favourites are back as well as some new characters.

Here’s a first look at the brand new series...

If that wasn’t enough, here are some behind-the-scenes pictures from the filming of the three brand new specials...

And finally, here's the trailer!

The League of Gentlemen returns Monday 18th December at 10pm on BBC Two