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!Hilary Briss
->Mark Gatiss
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* ThePigpen
* TooDumbToLive
* UndyingLoyalty: To Pauline.

!Cathy Carter-Smith
->Reese Shearsmith
Another restart officer and Pauline's nemesis.

* EvilerThanThou: A middle-aged, overweight AmbiguouslyGay woman with anger issues and dodgy lipstick, Cathy is basically Pauline with the small amount of humanity stripped away.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: With Pauline. [[spoiler:They even end up passionately kissing in the stage show.]]
* SadistTeacher
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: She manages to do this even after Pauline's time as restart officer, running the course in a much more abusive and dehumanising way than before.




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!Hilary Briss
->Mark Gatiss
Royston Vaseys' resident butcher and self-proclaimed "Purveyor of fine Meats". His status as a respectable businessman has earned him some considerable standing in the community, but there seems to be a dark undercurrent to his business practices...
* BestialityIsDepraved: Mrs Briss is revealed to be a Jersey cow.
* EvilTastesGood: The reason why he was able to get all the pillars of Vasey in on his racket. They just can't get enough of the Special Stuff.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He seems to consider sheep's eyes a tasty snack. But he doesn't go so far as to sample the Special Stuff... someone has to stay in control.
* FauxAffablyEvil: With his quaint shopfront, muttonchop sideburns and wide smile, Briss seems to cultivate a jolly, amiable image, but this veneer is paper thin and it's not too difficult to see the sociopath lurking beneath.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Briss is, for all intents and purposes, a very dangerous drug lord who happens to deal in meats instead of narcotics. It's not revealed if the Special Stuff produces a high, but is apparently so delicious it's highly addictive.
* InsistentTerminology: The illegal and appallingly immoral food he sells under the counter is only ever called "The Special Stuff". What is actually is can only be speculated on.
* ImAHumanitarian: A common misconception. His Special Stuff is not human meat, it's something much, much worse.
* Really700YearsOld: According to the character biography in Series 1, Briss says that his age "spans great oceans of time".
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He is protected by the police, the council and many other powerful individuals, as he supplies them all with his product.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Briss rarely raises his voice above a slightly fey whisper. When he shouts you know it's SeriousBusiness.

!Geoff Tipps
->Reece Shearsmith
An enbittered, volatile and unhappy man working in a lower-level position in a plastic-moulding firm in Vasey. His best friends are colleagues Mike and Brian, who have been promoted far ahead of him and secretly only keep him around because he's an old schoolmate of theirs. Geoff constantly alienates them by playing cruel practical jokes like faking his own suicide, pulling a gun on them over trivial matters and utterly failing to tell a joke. Despite this, he has ambitions to be a stand-up comic in London, and leaves Vasey to persue his dream in Season 3.
* AttentionWhore: He constantly derails his friends' conversations, and shows only a superficial interest in Mike's upcoming wedding, even though he's obsessed with being his Best Man.
* BoisterousWeakling
* BerserkButton: When you tell a joke around Geoff, make sure you tell it right.
* ButtMonkey
* CannotTellAJoke - one of the many reasons he's...
* TheFriendNobodyLikes
* GiftedlyBad: His stand-up routine, and any informal attempt he makes to be funny. Of course, he thinks he's a natural.
* GreenEyedMonster

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[[folder:Other]]
!Hilary Briss
->Mark Gatiss
Royston Vaseys' resident butcher and self-proclaimed "Purveyor of fine Meats". His status as a respectable businessman has earned him some considerable standing in the community, but there seems to be a dark undercurrent to his business practices...
* BestialityIsDepraved: Mrs Briss is revealed to be a Jersey cow.
* EvilTastesGood: The reason why he was able to get all the pillars of Vasey in on his racket. They just can't get enough of the Special Stuff.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He seems to consider sheep's eyes a tasty snack. But he doesn't go so far as to sample the Special Stuff... someone has to stay in control.
* FauxAffablyEvil: With his quaint shopfront, muttonchop sideburns and wide smile, Briss seems to cultivate a jolly, amiable image, but this veneer is paper thin and it's not too difficult to see the sociopath lurking beneath.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Briss is, for all intents and purposes, a very dangerous drug lord
[[folder:Job Centre]]
!Pauline Campbell-Jones
->Steve Pemberton
A tyrannical Restart Officer
who happens to deal in meats instead of narcotics. It's not revealed if the Special Stuff produces a high, but is apparently so delicious it's highly addictive.
* InsistentTerminology: The illegal and appallingly immoral food he sells under the counter is only ever called "The Special Stuff". What is actually is can only be speculated on.
* ImAHumanitarian: A common misconception. His Special Stuff is not human meat, it's something much, much worse.
* Really700YearsOld: According to the character biography in Series 1, Briss says that his age "spans great oceans of time".
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He is protected by the police, the council and many other powerful individuals, as he supplies them all with his product.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Briss rarely raises his voice above a slightly fey whisper. When he shouts you know it's SeriousBusiness.

!Geoff Tipps
->Reece Shearsmith
An enbittered, volatile and unhappy man working in a lower-level
uses her position in a plastic-moulding firm in Vasey. His best friends are colleagues Mike and Brian, who have been promoted far ahead as an outlet to vent her hatred of him and secretly only keep him around because he's an old schoolmate of theirs. Geoff constantly alienates them by playing cruel practical jokes like faking his own suicide, pulling a gun on them over trivial matters and utterly failing to tell a joke. Despite this, he "dole scum". She has ambitions to be a stand-up comic in London, and leaves Vasey to persue his dream in Season 3.
* AttentionWhore: He constantly derails his friends' conversations, and shows only a superficial
absolutely no interest in Mike's upcoming wedding, even though he's obsessed actually getting anyone back to work, and is more concerned with being his Best Man.
* BoisterousWeakling
* BerserkButton: When you tell a joke around Geoff, make sure you tell it right.
* ButtMonkey
* CannotTellAJoke - one
useless workshops and whether or not her pens have been returned at the end of the many reasons he's...
* TheFriendNobodyLikes
* GiftedlyBad: His stand-up routine,
day. She has a HairTriggerTemper, and any informal attempt he makes can turn violent if challenged. Despite treating everyone on her Restart like morons, she's not too bright herself, and resents Ross for his education and superior vocabulary.

* AmbiguouslyGay
* BreakTheHaughty
* TheBully
* [[spoiler:BurgerFool: she has
to be funny. Of course, he thinks he's work at Burger Me in a natural.
suitably humilating uniform after getting fired.]]
* GreenEyedMonster[[spoiler:ButchLesbian: During her time in prison, and perhaps outside it.]]
* TheCaligula
* CompanionCube: The pens are all she's got.
* EvilIsPetty: "I知 extending your restart by a month, and then I知 sending you on a whole series of meaningless courses, and then you池e going to come back here and I知 going to re-re-start you!"



* HighHopesZeroTalent: His stand-up comic ambitions in a nutshell.
* JadedWashout: He's repeatedly shown as being a feckless and an incompetent employee, to the point where the firm is trying to get rid of him in Season 3.
* TheLoad: To Mike and Brian, especially when they get lost in the woods.
* PsychopathicManchild: He is oddly childlike, which probably explains why he finds adult life so frustrating.
* TheResenter: He resents EVERYONE, but especially Mike and Brian, who lead full, happy lives compared to him.
* StrawLoser
* WithFriendsLikeThese: When your so-called "best friend" is threatening your life with a gun because you can't remember the punchline to a joke, perhaps it's time to re-evaluate the friendship.

!Mr. Chinnery
->Mark Gatiss
The long suffering and ever kind vet of Royston Vasey. Unfortunately he has a habit of accidentally killing any animal he happens to go near.
* AccidentalMurder: Even when he's NOT called to attend a sick animal (just ask that poor Jack Russell who was accidentally caught on the back of his bike...)
* BreakTheCutie: Every animal that he accidentally kills takes its toll and he slowly breaks down throughout the series.
* {{Expy}}: Definitely based on Creator/JamesHerriot, wellington boots and all.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Until he kills them...
* CatchPhrase: "Please sit down, I have some rather upsetting news...."
* KindlyVet: He's perhaps the nicest character in all of Vasey. He is also an excellent vet in theory, but his cursed nature leads to one appalling incident after another.

!Papa Lazarou

to:

* HighHopesZeroTalent: His stand-up comic ambitions in a nutshell.
* JadedWashout: He's repeatedly shown as being a feckless and an incompetent employee, to the point where the firm
IconicItem: Pauline's obsession with pens is trying to get rid of him in Season 3.
* TheLoad: To Mike and Brian, especially when
perhaps her most famous trait. Probably because they get lost in the woods.
represent her job and how much she depends upon it for her self-worth.
* PsychopathicManchild: He is oddly childlike, ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Pauline''': Just who do you think you're talking to?!
-->'''C.C. Smith''': Well according to my report, a psychotic 50-year old lesbian!
-->'''Pauline''': How dare you! I'm 48!
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: To an egregious degree.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Pauline ends up getting fired and on unemployment benefits herself. She also has to beg Ross for an appeal,
which probably explains why she made him do previously.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Pauline once prevented Mickey from going to an interview because it clashed with his Restart (which has mandatory attendance). Her reason was
he finds adult life so frustrating.
hadn't covered the "Getting An Interview" portion of the course.
* TheResenter: He resents EVERYONE, but especially Mike OldMaid: Ross uses this against her by calling her too old and Brian, who lead full, happy lives compared then adding Miss dismissively, thinly-veiled as an act by his role as interviewer.
* PetTheDog: Has a soft spot for her braindead minion, Mickey after he breaks through her wall of emotional apathy and gives her the only pen that is really hers
to him.
keep.
* StrawLoser
NoSympathy
* WithFriendsLikeThese: When your SmugSnake: She's really not as clever as she thinks she is, and it gets her into a lot of trouble. It's what helped Ross see through her and get under her skin in front of the entire class, when she haughtily asked for one of those so-called "best friend" is threatening your life with scum to evaluate her as a gun because you can't remember candidate.
* StrawmanPolitical: Pauline represents right-wingers who think all unemployed people are indolent, stupid and making a career out of leeching off
the punchline to a joke, perhaps it's time to re-evaluate the friendship.

!Mr. Chinnery
->Mark Gatiss
The long suffering and ever kind vet of Royston Vasey. Unfortunately he has a habit of accidentally killing any animal he happens to go near.
* AccidentalMurder: Even when he's NOT called to attend a sick animal (just ask that poor Jack Russell who was accidentally caught on the back of his bike...)
* BreakTheCutie: Every animal that he accidentally kills takes its toll and he slowly breaks down throughout the series.
* {{Expy}}: Definitely based on Creator/JamesHerriot, wellington boots and all.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Until he kills them...
* CatchPhrase: "Please sit down, I have some rather upsetting news...."
* KindlyVet: He's perhaps the nicest character in all of Vasey. He is also an excellent vet in theory, but his cursed nature leads to one appalling incident after another.

!Papa Lazarou
state.

!Ross Gaines



* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler: He returns in the final episode of the 2017 series where it's revealed that he was the one behind the photobooth.]]
* CatchPhrase: "You're my wife now!" and "Hello Dave!"
* EvilIsHammy: He's one of the evilest characters (which is [[BlackAndGrayMorality saying a lot)]] and also one of the most flamboyant and theatrical.
* EvilPlan: To turn people [[spoiler: into circus animals.]] Even though it would just be easier to just get some [[spoiler: ordinary circus animals.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: Whatever he is, he isn't human. And that's [[TheSpook about all we know about him.]]
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: "You're my wife now!"
* KarmaHoudini
* KubrickStare
* MonsterClown, and one who owns a CircusOfFear at that.
* NotAMask: He's not a white guy in blackface, that's his actual face.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Calls people by the wrong name and flat-out ignores what people say to him. This is his way of confusing them enough to hand over their personal items and/or capture them.
* PhonyPsychic: Oddly enough, even though he's a HumanoidAbomination who's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, his psychic act is an obvious and not even remotely convincing fake.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: When he goes through his Book of Wives in Season Three, some of the photos are clearly old, sepia ones that heavily imply that he's a lot older than he appears. There are more on the wall of his room, too.
* SpeakingSimlish: Sometimes lapses into a weird, menacing babble.
* SlasherSmile
* TheSpook

!Herr Wolff Lipp
->Steve Pemberton
An effeminate teacher on an exchange trip from Duisberg who is also a predatory pederast with a fondness for school-age teenage boys. He's [[UnwantedSpouse unhappily married]] to [[TheBeard Lotte]], who is disgusted by his perversions. He's tragic and pathetic rather than stone-cold evil, and the horrible things he does seem to be motivated out of loneliness and a desire to find love. [[spoiler:He also may be a vampire.]]

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To everyone he persues through the course of the show.
* AllGaysArePedophiles: He's is exclusively interested in teens who look to be around 16 or so, but it flies very close to this.
* BlackComedyRape
* CampGay
* CatchPhrase: "Alas Klar."
* DepravedHomosexual
* DodgyToupee: Justin pulls it off [[spoiler:after Lipp throws scalding coffee in his face to knock him out.]]
* DoubleEntendre: He's barely capable of getting a sentence out without making one, much to his chagrin.
* FunnyForeigner
* {{Gayngst}}
* {{Gonk}}: Steve Pemberton achieved his look by taping his lower eyelids down and stuffing his top lip.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: He hates his status as a FlatCharacter who's only good for [[DoubleEntendre Double Entendres]] and wants to break free.
* LoverAndBeloved: To be part of this type of relationship is his dream.
* {{Malaproper}}
* MeaningfulName: "Wolff" for a sexual predator is rather fitting.
* NationalStereotypes
* QueerPeopleAreFunny
* PunnyName
* SissyVillain
* SlippingAMickey: That Duisberg coffee looks suspicious.
* StalkerWithACrush
* TransparentCloset: He confesses his sexuality to Justin, who tries his hardest to feign surprise.
* UnwantedSpouse: To Lotte. It's mutual.
* VillainDecay: His first story arc showed him as an immoral, sociopathic rapist who [[spoiler:buried Justin alive just so he could keep him as a lover for his return to Vasey next year.]] His next appearance was the Christmas special, while he was still predatory, he was much more pathetic and sacrificed himself to save the boy who spurned him. Finally, in the movie he's shown as more of a sympathetic person who struggles against being written as a FlatCharacter. He also finds out he's great with kids (really!) and [[spoiler:ultimately saves Vasey from destruction.]]

!Ollie Plimsolls

to:

An attendee of Pauline's restart, he is often the target of her bullying, as his good education and self esteem annoys her.
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler: He returns FriendlessBackground: The only entry in his address book is "Mother".
* {{Jerkass}}: Not at first, but he morphs into a colder, more arrogant unlikeable character over the course of his story arc.
* UndercoverCopReveal: After five episodes, TheReveal occurs. [[spoiler:As a member of the social services, he has the evidence and jurisdiction to have Pauline fired]].

!Mickey Michaels
-> Mark Gatiss
Another attendee of the restart, childlike, braindead and unemployable Mickey is Pauline's good-natured lackey.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: He's unable to concentrate on anything beyond a few seconds.
* {{Gonk}}: Even by [[GrotesqueGallery Royston Vasey]] standards, Mickey isn't easy on the eye.
* ManChild: Mickey seems to have the cognitive abilities of a 4 or 5 year old, as well as having the same interests in diggers and drawings done in crayon.
* MoralityPet: For Pauline after
the final episode of the 2017 series Series one where it's revealed that he was the one behind the photobooth.]]
* CatchPhrase: "You're my wife now!" and "Hello Dave!"
* EvilIsHammy: He's one of the evilest characters (which is [[BlackAndGrayMorality saying
brought her a lot)]] and also one of the most flamboyant and theatrical.
* EvilPlan: To turn people [[spoiler: into circus animals.]] Even though it would
gift just be easier to just get some [[spoiler: ordinary circus animals.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: Whatever
because he is, he isn't human. And that's [[TheSpook about all we know about him.]]
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: "You're my wife now!"
* KarmaHoudini
* KubrickStare
* MonsterClown,
liked her and one who owns a CircusOfFear at that.
* NotAMask: He's not a white guy in blackface, that's his actual face.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Calls people by the wrong name and flat-out ignores what people say to him. This is his way of confusing them enough to hand over their personal items and/or capture them.
* PhonyPsychic: Oddly enough, even though he's a HumanoidAbomination who's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, his psychic act is
struck an obvious and not even remotely convincing fake.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: When he goes through his Book of Wives in Season Three, some of the photos are clearly old, sepia ones that heavily imply that he's a lot older than he appears. There are more on the wall of his room, too.
* SpeakingSimlish: Sometimes lapses into a weird, menacing babble.
* SlasherSmile
* TheSpook

!Herr Wolff Lipp
->Steve Pemberton
An effeminate teacher on an exchange trip from Duisberg who is also a predatory pederast with a fondness
unusual chord for school-age teenage boys. He's [[UnwantedSpouse unhappily married]] to [[TheBeard Lotte]], who is disgusted by his perversions. He's tragic and pathetic rather than stone-cold evil, and the horrible things he does seem to be motivated out of loneliness and a desire to find love. [[spoiler:He also may be a vampire.]]

her.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: ThePigpen
* TooDumbToLive
* UndyingLoyalty:
To everyone he persues through the course of the show.
* AllGaysArePedophiles: He's is exclusively interested in teens who look to be around 16 or so, but it flies very close to this.
* BlackComedyRape
* CampGay
* CatchPhrase: "Alas Klar."
* DepravedHomosexual
* DodgyToupee: Justin pulls it off [[spoiler:after Lipp throws scalding coffee in his face to knock him out.]]
* DoubleEntendre: He's barely capable of getting a sentence out without making one, much to his chagrin.
* FunnyForeigner
* {{Gayngst}}
* {{Gonk}}: Steve Pemberton achieved his look by taping his lower eyelids down and stuffing his top lip.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: He hates his status as a FlatCharacter who's only good for [[DoubleEntendre Double Entendres]] and wants to break free.
* LoverAndBeloved: To be part of this type of relationship is his dream.
* {{Malaproper}}
* MeaningfulName: "Wolff" for a sexual predator is rather fitting.
* NationalStereotypes
* QueerPeopleAreFunny
* PunnyName
* SissyVillain
* SlippingAMickey: That Duisberg coffee looks suspicious.
* StalkerWithACrush
* TransparentCloset: He confesses his sexuality to Justin, who tries his hardest to feign surprise.
* UnwantedSpouse: To Lotte. It's mutual.
* VillainDecay: His first story arc showed him as an immoral, sociopathic rapist who [[spoiler:buried Justin alive just so he could keep him as a lover for his return to Vasey next year.]] His next appearance was the Christmas special, while he was still predatory, he was much more pathetic and sacrificed himself to save the boy who spurned him. Finally, in the movie he's shown as more of a sympathetic person who struggles against being written as a FlatCharacter. He also finds out he's great with kids (really!) and [[spoiler:ultimately saves Vasey from destruction.]]

!Ollie Plimsolls
Pauline.

!Cathy Carter-Smith




to:

Another restart officer and Pauline's nemesis.

* EvilerThanThou: A middle-aged, overweight AmbiguouslyGay woman with anger issues and dodgy lipstick, Cathy is basically Pauline with the small amount of humanity stripped away.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: With Pauline. [[spoiler:They even end up passionately kissing in the stage show.]]
* SadistTeacher
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: She manages to do this even after Pauline's time as restart officer, running the course in a much more abusive and dehumanising way than before.


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!Hilary Briss
->Mark Gatiss
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[[folder:Other]]
!Hilary Briss
->Mark Gatiss
Royston Vaseys' resident butcher and self-proclaimed "Purveyor of fine Meats". His status as a respectable businessman has earned him some considerable standing in the community, but there seems to be a dark undercurrent to his business practices...
* BestialityIsDepraved: Mrs Briss is revealed to be a Jersey cow.
* EvilTastesGood: The reason why he was able to get all the pillars of Vasey in on his racket. They just can't get enough of the Special Stuff.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He seems to consider sheep's eyes a tasty snack. But he doesn't go so far as to sample the Special Stuff... someone has to stay in control.
* FauxAffablyEvil: With his quaint shopfront, muttonchop sideburns and wide smile, Briss seems to cultivate a jolly, amiable image, but this veneer is paper thin and it's not too difficult to see the sociopath lurking beneath.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Briss is, for all intents and purposes, a very dangerous drug lord who happens to deal in meats instead of narcotics. It's not revealed if the Special Stuff produces a high, but is apparently so delicious it's highly addictive.
* InsistentTerminology: The illegal and appallingly immoral food he sells under the counter is only ever called "The Special Stuff". What is actually is can only be speculated on.
* ImAHumanitarian: A common misconception. His Special Stuff is not human meat, it's something much, much worse.
* Really700YearsOld: According to the character biography in Series 1, Briss says that his age "spans great oceans of time".
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He is protected by the police, the council and many other powerful individuals, as he supplies them all with his product.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Briss rarely raises his voice above a slightly fey whisper. When he shouts you know it's SeriousBusiness.

!Geoff Tipps
->Reece Shearsmith
An enbittered, volatile and unhappy man working in a lower-level position in a plastic-moulding firm in Vasey. His best friends are colleagues Mike and Brian, who have been promoted far ahead of him and secretly only keep him around because he's an old schoolmate of theirs. Geoff constantly alienates them by playing cruel practical jokes like faking his own suicide, pulling a gun on them over trivial matters and utterly failing to tell a joke. Despite this, he has ambitions to be a stand-up comic in London, and leaves Vasey to persue his dream in Season 3.
* AttentionWhore: He constantly derails his friends' conversations, and shows only a superficial interest in Mike's upcoming wedding, even though he's obsessed with being his Best Man.
* BoisterousWeakling
* BerserkButton: When you tell a joke around Geoff, make sure you tell it right.
* ButtMonkey
* CannotTellAJoke - one of the many reasons he's...
* TheFriendNobodyLikes
* GiftedlyBad: His stand-up routine, and any informal attempt he makes to be funny. Of course, he thinks he's a natural.
* GreenEyedMonster
* HairTriggerTemper
* HighHopesZeroTalent: His stand-up comic ambitions in a nutshell.
* JadedWashout: He's repeatedly shown as being a feckless and an incompetent employee, to the point where the firm is trying to get rid of him in Season 3.
* TheLoad: To Mike and Brian, especially when they get lost in the woods.
* PsychopathicManchild: He is oddly childlike, which probably explains why he finds adult life so frustrating.
* TheResenter: He resents EVERYONE, but especially Mike and Brian, who lead full, happy lives compared to him.
* StrawLoser
* WithFriendsLikeThese: When your so-called "best friend" is threatening your life with a gun because you can't remember the punchline to a joke, perhaps it's time to re-evaluate the friendship.

!Mr. Chinnery
->Mark Gatiss
The long suffering and ever kind vet of Royston Vasey. Unfortunately he has a habit of accidentally killing any animal he happens to go near.
* AccidentalMurder: Even when he's NOT called to attend a sick animal (just ask that poor Jack Russell who was accidentally caught on the back of his bike...)
* BreakTheCutie: Every animal that he accidentally kills takes its toll and he slowly breaks down throughout the series.
* {{Expy}}: Definitely based on Creator/JamesHerriot, wellington boots and all.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Until he kills them...
* CatchPhrase: "Please sit down, I have some rather upsetting news...."
* KindlyVet: He's perhaps the nicest character in all of Vasey. He is also an excellent vet in theory, but his cursed nature leads to one appalling incident after another.

!Papa Lazarou
->Reece Shearsmith
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler: He returns in the final episode of the 2017 series where it's revealed that he was the one behind the photobooth.]]
* CatchPhrase: "You're my wife now!" and "Hello Dave!"
* EvilIsHammy: He's one of the evilest characters (which is [[BlackAndGrayMorality saying a lot)]] and also one of the most flamboyant and theatrical.
* EvilPlan: To turn people [[spoiler: into circus animals.]] Even though it would just be easier to just get some [[spoiler: ordinary circus animals.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: Whatever he is, he isn't human. And that's [[TheSpook about all we know about him.]]
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: "You're my wife now!"
* KarmaHoudini
* KubrickStare
* MonsterClown, and one who owns a CircusOfFear at that.
* NotAMask: He's not a white guy in blackface, that's his actual face.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Calls people by the wrong name and flat-out ignores what people say to him. This is his way of confusing them enough to hand over their personal items and/or capture them.
* PhonyPsychic: Oddly enough, even though he's a HumanoidAbomination who's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, his psychic act is an obvious and not even remotely convincing fake.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: When he goes through his Book of Wives in Season Three, some of the photos are clearly old, sepia ones that heavily imply that he's a lot older than he appears. There are more on the wall of his room, too.
* SpeakingSimlish: Sometimes lapses into a weird, menacing babble.
* SlasherSmile
* TheSpook

!Herr Wolff Lipp
->Steve Pemberton
An effeminate teacher on an exchange trip from Duisberg who is also a predatory pederast with a fondness for school-age teenage boys. He's [[UnwantedSpouse unhappily married]] to [[TheBeard Lotte]], who is disgusted by his perversions. He's tragic and pathetic rather than stone-cold evil, and the horrible things he does seem to be motivated out of loneliness and a desire to find love. [[spoiler:He also may be a vampire.]]

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To everyone he persues through the course of the show.
* AllGaysArePedophiles: He's is exclusively interested in teens who look to be around 16 or so, but it flies very close to this.
* BlackComedyRape
* CampGay
* CatchPhrase: "Alas Klar."
* DepravedHomosexual
* DodgyToupee: Justin pulls it off [[spoiler:after Lipp throws scalding coffee in his face to knock him out.]]
* DoubleEntendre: He's barely capable of getting a sentence out without making one, much to his chagrin.
* FunnyForeigner
* {{Gayngst}}
* {{Gonk}}: Steve Pemberton achieved his look by taping his lower eyelids down and stuffing his top lip.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: He hates his status as a FlatCharacter who's only good for [[DoubleEntendre Double Entendres]] and wants to break free.
* LoverAndBeloved: To be part of this type of relationship is his dream.
* {{Malaproper}}
* MeaningfulName: "Wolff" for a sexual predator is rather fitting.
* NationalStereotypes
* QueerPeopleAreFunny
* PunnyName
* SissyVillain
* SlippingAMickey: That Duisberg coffee looks suspicious.
* StalkerWithACrush
* TransparentCloset: He confesses his sexuality to Justin, who tries his hardest to feign surprise.
* UnwantedSpouse: To Lotte. It's mutual.
* VillainDecay: His first story arc showed him as an immoral, sociopathic rapist who [[spoiler:buried Justin alive just so he could keep him as a lover for his return to Vasey next year.]] His next appearance was the Christmas special, while he was still predatory, he was much more pathetic and sacrificed himself to save the boy who spurned him. Finally, in the movie he's shown as more of a sympathetic person who struggles against being written as a FlatCharacter. He also finds out he's great with kids (really!) and [[spoiler:ultimately saves Vasey from destruction.]]

!Ollie Plimsolls
->Reese Shearsmith
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* AmbiguouslBrown: They've very tanned in the 2017 series. Which is strange as it's implied they never leave the house anymore.

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* AmbiguouslBrown: AmbiguouslyBrown: They've very tanned in the 2017 series. Which is strange as it's implied they never leave the house anymore.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: After two seasons of absolute HELL in Royston Vasey, ranging from being imprisoned in his aunt and uncle's house to being kidnapped and kept in a cage as David's sex slave by the Tattsyrup family, he is finally able to escape the town during the chaos of the nose-bleed epidemic.
** However in the revival, [[spoiler:he returns for Uncle Harvey's funeral only to be kidnapped by Val and the (now grown up) twins and is possessed by Harvey. But he again gets a happy ending when Val and the twins expel an overbearing Harvey from Benjamin's body, and he parts with Val on good terms.]]
* TheChewToy
* OnlySaneMan

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After two seasons of absolute HELL in Royston Vasey, ranging from being imprisoned in his aunt hibecause he liked her and uncle's house to being kidnapped struck an unusual chord for her.
* ThePigpen
* TooDumbToLive
* UndyingLoyalty: To Pauline.

!Cathy Carter-Smith
->Reese Shearsmith
Another restart officer
and kept in a cage as David's sex slave by Pauline's nemesis.

* EvilerThanThou: A middle-aged, overweight AmbiguouslyGay woman with anger issues and dodgy lipstick, Cathy is basically Pauline with
the Tattsyrup family, he is finally able to escape the town during the chaos small amount of the nose-bleed epidemic.
** However
humanity stripped away.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: With Pauline. [[spoiler:They even end up passionately kissing
in the revival, [[spoiler:he returns for Uncle Harvey's funeral only to be kidnapped by Val and the (now grown up) twins and is possessed by Harvey. But he again gets a happy ending when Val and the twins expel an overbearing Harvey from Benjamin's body, and he parts with Val on good terms.stage show.]]
* TheChewToy
SadistTeacher
* OnlySaneManTyrantTakesTheHelm: She manages to do this even after Pauline's time as restart officer, running the course in a much more abusive and dehumanising way than before.




[[folder:Job Centre]]
!Pauline Campbell-Jones
->Steve Pemberton
A tyrannical Restart Officer who uses her position as an outlet to vent her hatred of "dole scum". She has absolutely no interest in actually getting anyone back to work, and is more concerned with useless workshops and whether or not her pens have been returned at the end of the day. She has a HairTriggerTemper, and can turn violent if challenged. Despite treating everyone on her Restart like morons, she's not too bright herself, and resents Ross for his education and superior vocabulary.

* AmbiguouslyGay
* BreakTheHaughty
* TheBully
* [[spoiler:BurgerFool: she has to work at Burger Me in a suitably humilating uniform after getting fired.]]
* [[spoiler:ButchLesbian: During her time in prison, and perhaps outside it.]]
* TheCaligula
* CompanionCube: The pens are all she's got.
* EvilIsPetty: "I知 extending your restart by a month, and then I知 sending you on a whole series of meaningless courses, and then you池e going to come back here and I知 going to re-re-start you!"
* HairTriggerTemper
* IconicItem: Pauline's obsession with pens is perhaps her most famous trait. Probably because they represent her job and how much she depends upon it for her self-worth.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Pauline''': Just who do you think you're talking to?!
-->'''C.C. Smith''': Well according to my report, a psychotic 50-year old lesbian!
-->'''Pauline''': How dare you! I'm 48!
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: To an egregious degree.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Pauline ends up getting fired and on unemployment benefits herself. She also has to beg Ross for an appeal, which she made him do previously.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Pauline once prevented Mickey from going to an interview because it clashed with his Restart (which has mandatory attendance). Her reason was he hadn't covered the "Getting An Interview" portion of the course.
* OldMaid: Ross uses this against her by calling her too old and then adding Miss dismissively, thinly-veiled as an act by his role as interviewer.
* PetTheDog: Has a soft spot for her braindead minion, Mickey after he breaks through her wall of emotional apathy and gives her the only pen that is really hers to keep.
* NoSympathy
* SmugSnake: She's really not as clever as she thinks she is, and it gets her into a lot of trouble. It's what helped Ross see through her and get under her skin in front of the entire class, when she haughtily asked for one of those so-called scum to evaluate her as a candidate.
* StrawmanPolitical: Pauline represents right-wingers who think all unemployed people are indolent, stupid and making a career out of leeching off the state.

!Ross Gaines
->Reece Shearsmith
An attendee of Pauline's restart, he is often the target of her bullying, as his good education and self esteem annoys her.
* FriendlessBackground: The only entry in his address book is "Mother".
* {{Jerkass}}: Not at first, but he morphs into a colder, more arrogant unlikeable character over the course of his story arc.
* UndercoverCopReveal: After five episodes, TheReveal occurs. [[spoiler:As a member of the social services, he has the evidence and jurisdiction to have Pauline fired]].

!Mickey

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[[folder:Job Centre]]
!Pauline Campbell-Jones
->Steve Pemberton
A tyrannical Restart Officer who uses her position as an outlet to vent her hatred of "dole scum". She has absolutely no interest in actually getting anyone back to work, and is more concerned with useless workshops and whether or not her pens have been returned at the end of the day. She has a HairTriggerTemper, and can turn violent if challenged. Despite treating everyone on her Restart like morons, she's not too bright herself, and resents Ross for his education and superior vocabulary.

* AmbiguouslyGay
* BreakTheHaughty
* TheBully
* [[spoiler:BurgerFool: she has to work at Burger Me in a suitably humilating uniform after getting fired.]]
* [[spoiler:ButchLesbian: During her time in prison, and perhaps outside it.]]
* TheCaligula
* CompanionCube: The pens are all she's got.
* EvilIsPetty: "I知 extending your restart by a month, and then I知 sending you on a whole series of meaningless courses, and then you池e going to come back here and I知 going to re-re-start you!"
* HairTriggerTemper
* IconicItem: Pauline's obsession with pens is perhaps her most famous trait. Probably because they represent her job and how much she depends upon it for her self-worth.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Pauline''': Just who do you think you're talking to?!
-->'''C.C. Smith''': Well according to my report, a psychotic 50-year old lesbian!
-->'''Pauline''': How dare you! I'm 48!
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: To an egregious degree.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Pauline ends up getting fired and on unemployment benefits herself. She also has to beg Ross for an appeal, which she made him do previously.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Pauline once prevented Mickey from going to an interview because it clashed with his Restart (which has mandatory attendance). Her reason was he hadn't covered the "Getting An Interview" portion of the course.
* OldMaid: Ross uses this against her by calling her too old and then adding Miss dismissively, thinly-veiled as an act by his role as interviewer.
* PetTheDog: Has a soft spot for her braindead minion, Mickey after he breaks through her wall of emotional apathy and gives her the only pen that is really hers to keep.
* NoSympathy
* SmugSnake: She's really not as clever as she thinks she is, and it gets her into a lot of trouble. It's what helped Ross see through her and get under her skin in front of the entire class, when she haughtily asked for one of those so-called scum to evaluate her as a candidate.
* StrawmanPolitical: Pauline represents right-wingers who think all unemployed people are indolent, stupid and making a career out of leeching off the state.

!Ross Gaines
->Reece Shearsmith
An attendee of Pauline's restart, he is often the target of her bullying, as his good education and self esteem annoys her.
* FriendlessBackground: The only entry in his address book is "Mother".
* {{Jerkass}}: Not at first, but he morphs into a colder, more arrogant unlikeable character over the course of his story arc.
* UndercoverCopReveal: After five episodes, TheReveal occurs. [[spoiler:As a member of the social services, he has the evidence and jurisdiction to have Pauline fired]].

!Mickey
[[folder:Other]]
!Hilary Briss



Another attendee of the restart, childlike, braindead and unemployable Mickey is Pauline's good-natured lackey.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: He's unable to concentrate on anything beyond a few seconds.
* {{Gonk}}: Even by [[GrotesqueGallery Royston Vasey]] standards, Mickey isn't easy on the eye.
* ManChild: Mickey seems to have the cognitive abilities of a 4 or 5 year old, as well as having the same interests in diggers and drawings done in crayon.
* MoralityPet: For Pauline after the final episode of Series one where he brought her a gift just because he liked her and struck an unusual chord for her.
* ThePigpen
* TooDumbToLive
* UndyingLoyalty: To Pauline.

!Cathy Carter-Smith
->Reese Shearsmith
Another restart officer and Pauline's nemesis.

* EvilerThanThou: A middle-aged, overweight AmbiguouslyGay woman with anger issues and dodgy lipstick, Cathy is basically Pauline with the small amount of humanity stripped away.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: With Pauline. [[spoiler:They even end up passionately kissing in the stage show.]]
* SadistTeacher
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: She manages to do this even after Pauline's time as restart officer, running the course in a much more abusive and dehumanising way than before.


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[[folder:Other]]
!Hilary Briss
->Mark Gatiss
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* AmbiguouslBrown: They've very tanned in the 2017 series. Which is strange as it's implied they never leave the house anymore.
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* OldMaid: Ross uses this against her by calling her old and then adding Miss dismissively, thinly-veiled as an act by his character.
* PetTheDog: Has a soft spot for her braindead minion, Mickey.

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* OldMaid: Ross uses this against her by calling her too old and then adding Miss dismissively, thinly-veiled as an act by his character.
role as interviewer.
* PetTheDog: Has a soft spot for her braindead minion, Mickey.Mickey after he breaks through her wall of emotional apathy and gives her the only pen that is really hers to keep.



* SmugSnake: She's really not as clever as she thinks she is, and it gets her into a lot of trouble.

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* SmugSnake: She's really not as clever as she thinks she is, and it gets her into a lot of trouble. It's what helped Ross see through her and get under her skin in front of the entire class, when she haughtily asked for one of those so-called scum to evaluate her as a candidate.



* MoralityPet: For Pauline after the final episode of Series one where he brought her a gift just because he liked and struck an unusual chord for her.

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* MoralityPet: For Pauline after the final episode of Series one where he brought her a gift just because he liked her and struck an unusual chord for her.
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* EvilCounterpart: A middle-aged, overweight AmbiguouslyGay woman with anger issues and dodgy lipstick, Cathy is basically Pauline with the small amount of humanity stripped away.

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* EvilCounterpart: EvilerThanThou: A middle-aged, overweight AmbiguouslyGay woman with anger issues and dodgy lipstick, Cathy is basically Pauline with the small amount of humanity stripped away.
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* IconicItem: Pauline's obsession with pens is perhaps her most famous trait.

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* IconicItem: Pauline's obsession with pens is perhaps her most famous trait. Probably because they represent her job and how much she depends upon it for her self-worth.



* [[spoiler:TheMole:]] After five episodes, TheReveal occurs. [[spoiler:As a member of the social services, he has the evidence and jurisdiction to have Pauline fired]].

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* [[spoiler:TheMole:]] UndercoverCopReveal: After five episodes, TheReveal occurs. [[spoiler:As a member of the social services, he has the evidence and jurisdiction to have Pauline fired]].
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* OldMaid: Ross uses this against her.

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* OldMaid: Ross uses this against her.her by calling her old and then adding Miss dismissively, thinly-veiled as an act by his character.



* [[spoiler:TheMole:]] After four episodes, TheReveal occurs. [[spoiler:As a member of the social services, he has the evidence and jurisdiction to have Pauline fired]].

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* [[spoiler:TheMole:]] After four five episodes, TheReveal occurs. [[spoiler:As a member of the social services, he has the evidence and jurisdiction to have Pauline fired]].



* MoralityPet: For Pauline.

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* MoralityPet: For Pauline.Pauline after the final episode of Series one where he brought her a gift just because he liked and struck an unusual chord for her.



* JadedWashout: He's repeatedly shown as being a feckless and incompetant employee, to the point where the firm is trying to get rid of him in Season 3.

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* JadedWashout: He's repeatedly shown as being a feckless and incompetant an incompetent employee, to the point where the firm is trying to get rid of him in Season 3.
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* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler: He returns in the final episode of the 2017 series where it's revealed that he was the one behind the photobooth.]]
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Tubbs is quite prone to doing this.
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