The News At Bedtime. Image shows from L to R: John Tweedledum (Jack Dee), Jim Tweedledee (Peter Capaldi). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

The News At Bedtime

Radio comedy from the writers of Private Eye. Stars Jack Dee and Peter Capaldi as two news readers in a fairytale land

News at Bedtime
2009 - 2010  (BBC Radio 4)
8 (1 series)
Jack Dee, Peter Capaldi, Lucy Montgomery, Vicki Pepperdine, Dan Tetsell, Lewis Macleod
Ian Hislop, Nick Newman
British Broadcasting Corporation

Inspired by their column for Private Eye, writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have created an in-depth news analysis programme covering the latest events... in a fairytale world.

The News at Bedtime is introduced by twin presenters John Tweedledum (Jack Dee) and Jim Tweedledee (Peter Capaldi) - who argue and disagree with everyone - and sometimes each other. There is also Mary Mary, the Contrary Correspondent; Thought for the Day with Peter Rabbi; and the weather with Dilly Dilly.

This is serious broadcasting: The News at Bedtime addresses the zeitgeist issues of today and once upon a time from Nurseryland; Humpty Dumpty's great fall, the worrying story of Jack and the Genetically Modified Beanstalk and the celebrity wedding of the owl to the pussycat, to name but three.