''A Local Shop For Local People'' - STEVE PEMBERTON From the LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN talks about ''precious things'' in Rottingdean
'' We didn't burn him''
Have you ever wondered where the inspiration for TV show's The League of Gentlemen's spooky '' local shop for local people'' came from?
Well look no further than than our very own local village of Rottingdean!
In this 2008 video from the BBC's Comedy Map of Britain, one the shows creators, Steve Pemberton, tells us how after a visit to the village to seek and try out the 'Wishing Face' they came upon a local shop that was to give them the inspiration for Tubbs & Edward's creepy little outlet in their disturbing fictitious town of Royston Vasey.
Do you believe in witchcraft or magic?
Could a little stone gobliney gargoyle face set in a flint wall in Rottingdean really make your dreams come true?
What must you do to him before there is any chance he'll help fulfil your wishes?
To find out more just tap on his nose with your finger in the image below.
Photo courtesy of Badwitch