Psychoville Halloween Special + Q and A

Two of the The League of Gentleman, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, returned to our screens last year with a new genre bending comedy, Psychoville. With another series scheduled for 2011, they were asked to fill the space between the two with a Christmas special - but it was decided that a Halloween special seemed much more apt.

Following a screening of said special at BFI Southbank, Richard Bacon chaired a Q and A with writer/actor Shearsmith, fellow cast member Daniel Kaluuya, director Matt Lipsey, producer Justin Davies, and costume designer Yves Barre. With the panel representing a range of the cast and crew, the discussion sweeps through various elements to give some sense of the whole of the production process, beginning with how they found a place between two series that are so directly sequential without diverting the narrative. We hear from Shearsmith on the commissioning process, and Lipsey discusses the collaboration between the actor/writers and the director. Barre talks about that same collaborative process with the costume design while Davies describes how production costs forced their vision to collide with reality.


Elsewhere on BFI Live



  • Do the Right Thing
  • L'Atalante
  • Psycho
  • Separation