Bedtime. Image shows from L to R: Mohammad (Vincent Ebrahim), Andrew Oldfield (Timothy West). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

Bedtime

Comedy series written by Andy Hamilton, set in various bedrooms during the last half hour of the day

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2001 - 2003  (BBC One)
Episodes:
15 (3 series)
Starring:
Sheila Hancock, Timothy West, Claire Skinner, Stephen Tompkinson, Emma Pierson, David Gillespie, Meera Syal, Alun Armstrong, Adam Paul Harvey, Sienna Miller, Kevin McNally
Writers:
Andy Hamilton
Production:
Hat Trick Productions

Bedtime - from writer Andy Hamilton (Outnumbered) - is a unique and hugely rewarding comedy series set in the bedrooms of various adjoining Ealing houses during the last half-hour of the day.

Andrew and Alice Oldfield (Timothy West and Sheila Hancock) are the couple to whom - and around whom - so much is happening; a small suburban world of car alarms, noisy lovemaking, broken windows, newborn babies and revenge as a dish served fiery hot.

From the couple whose marriage is tested in unexpected ways, to the young model who falls into the clutches of tabloid journalism; from the grieving son and his empathetic father to the lover with a demanding deadline; from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day - over three series you are invited through open doors and closed windows into the hilarious, surprising and completely engaging world of other people just before Bedtime.