THE creators of twisted TV show The League of Gentlemen are being honoured for their unique black comedy - with degrees from Huddersfield University.
The League of Gentlemen show, which had three series featured on BBC2, captivated viewers with its macabre comedy, parodying insular villages through the bizarre, fictional Pennine community of Royston Vasey.
Scenes for the cult series were filmed on the moors above Marsden, where The Local Shop For Local People was built.
Now the show's creators Jeremy Dyson, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss are each being awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from Huddersfield University.
Each year, all university staff nominate someone, `local' or not, they feel has achieved great things.
A panel of university staff then decide who should be honoured.
The team were nominated by the university's publicity officer Phil Williams, who was impressed with their rise from Edinburgh Fringe comics to TV stars.