Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones) reads chilling tales by the unsung master of the classic ghost story: E. F. Benson. There's nothing sinister about a London bus. Nothing supernatural could occur on a busy train platform. There's nothing terrifying about a little caterpillar. And a telephone, what could be scary about that? Don't be frightened of the dark corners of your room. Don't be alarmed by a sudden inexplicable chill.
"Excellent Ghost Stories!"
The Tardis takes the Doctor and Turlough to the London of 1702, where a mysterious highwayman roams the streets, a local occultist has made contact with the dead and gentlemen of fashion are disappearing, only to find themselves in a chamber whose walls weep blood.... The time travellers become enmeshed in the hideous plan of Sir Nikolas Valentine, a gambler at the mysterious Diabola Club who always seems to have a winning hand.... Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Nicholas Briggs.
"Game of Death."
Welcome to Spent, an isolated and rather odd town somewhere in the North. Its singular inhabitants lead blackly comic lives, from Dr Chinnery, the lethally incompetent vet and Pauline, the monstrous Restart Officer at the Job Centre, to the hideously exacting Dentons who impose their disturbing habits and pet toads upon their visiting nephew Ben.
Welcome to Royston Vasy! Your visit coincides with: Herr Lipp's German exchange visit, Papa Lazarou's freak show, and a nosebleed epidemic!
The year is 2099 and Professor Nebulous (Gatiss) is the director of KENT, the Key Environmental Nonjudgemental Taskforce. Nebulous runs an eco-trouble shooting organisation called K.E.N.T. (which each week stands for something different). Sadly, the organisation is so woefully underfunded, they have to subsidise their work by running a launderette.
"This is great fun"
Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith star in a compilation from the second hit BBC TV series. 'This is a local shop for local people. There's nothing for you here!' Welcome to Royston Vasey! Your visit coincides with: Herr Lipp's German exchange visit! Papa Lazarou's freak show! A nosebleed epidemic!
The third series of the BAFTA Award-winning comedy, starring Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith, finds a bizarre accident bringing together yet more of the extraordinary inhabitants of Royston Vasey.
Jo peered through the panel and saw - nothing. Yet someone had entered the cabin. She could hear hoarse breathing and stealthy padding footsteps. A beaker rose in the air of its own accord, then dropped to the floor... After pursuing the Daleks through space, Doctor Who lands on the planet of Spiridon, in the midst of a tropical jungle... and finds more than Daleks. Vicious plants spitting deadly poison, invisible Spiridons attacking from all sides and, in hiding, a vast army waits... for the moment to mobilise and conquer.
Series 3 of the BAFTA Award-winning comedy starring Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith. In these six episodes, a bizarre accident brings together more of the extraordinary inhabitants of Royston Vasey.