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

Repeat Scheduled:
  Thu 11th (11pm, BBC R4E)

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

AKA:
News at Bedtime
Genre:
Satire
Broadcast:
2009 - 2010  (BBC Radio 4)
Episodes:
8 (1 series)
Starring:
Jack Dee, Peter Capaldi, Lucy Montgomery, Vicki Pepperdine, Dan Tetsell, Lewis Macleod
Writers:
Ian Hislop, Nick Newman
Production:
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.