Some say that it doesn't exist...
it's a fictional north country community invented for The
League of Gentlemen, a comedy series first heard on BBC
Radio 4 as On The Town with the League of Gentlemenin 1998.
That this radio programme won a Sony award for comedy.
That it was then reincarnated and expanded as a television
series shown on BBC 2 television in the UK in January 1999
and repeated in November 1999.
That this television series won the Golden Rose comedy award
at the Montreux Television Festival in April 1999.
That the programme won the British Academy Television Award
for Comedy in May 2000 (and was nominated for Innovation).
That a second television series was shot in Hadfield in
September/October 1999 and shown on BBC 2 television in
the UK in January and February 2000.
That a 'Christmas Special' shot in Hadfield in August was
shown in the UK in December 2000.
That it was filmed mostly on location in Hadfield, a village
near Glossop in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England.
Some know better...
If you are planning a visit to Hadfield to see the original
locations where The League of Gentlemen was filmed, here's
some information you might find useful.
to get to Hadfield by road
suggested tour of Hadfield
shops for local people
little known facts about Hadfield
Ken's location tours
Ken Cross has devoted an enormous amount of time and energy
to researching, photographing and cataloguing the locations
used in filming The League of Gentlemen all over the country.
He probably knows more than anyone else apart from the location
He is willing, by arrangement, to provide conducted walking
or car tours for small groups. Details
memory of Steve Burton, 'Mr Royston Vasey'
Read about Steve here