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A PINK CITROEN Dispatch minicab featured in the BBC League of Gentlemen has gone on display at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.

The comedy show was first aired on BBC Two in 1999 and featured a bizarre range of characters, set in the fictional Lancashire town of Royston Vasey, including transsexual cab driver Barbara Tattsyup, owner of Bab’s Cabs.

Cabbie Barbara, voiced by Steve Pemberton, one of the show’s three writers, always tells her customers to use gender-neutral pronouns, but viewers only ever see glimpses of her hands and legs.

Other characters featured in the show included a family obsessed by toads and hygiene and a racist couple who run a “local shop for local people”.

The National Motor Museum is a charity dedicated to preserving vehicles of historical interest and was opened in 1972 in Beaulieu in the New Forest in Hampshire. The bright pink League of Gentlemen taxi is on display in an exhibition area reserved for film and TV cars, including Del Boy’s Reliant van from Only Fools and Horses and Rupert Grint’s flying Ford Anglia from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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