Sleepy Tigers. Image shows from L to R: Rita (Marc Wootton), Sheila (Julia Davis). Copyright: BBC.

Sleepy Tigers

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 1 pilot in 2015. Stars Julia Davis, Marc Wootton, Alex Macqueen and Rosie Cavaliero.

Sleepy Tigers

Dark comedy about a couple of maternity nurses who run their own business

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Julia Davis, Marc Wootton, Alex Macqueen and Rosie Cavaliero
Writers
Julia Davis and Marc Wootton
Producer
Jane Berthoud

Julia Davis and Marc Wootton star as a couple of maternity nurses who run their own business, "Sleepy Tigers".

As they move into the home of some very new parents, the nurses quickly start to take over and dish out the advice: "You are setting a pattern for baby's future the minute he comes out of the womb. Four days in and you could have a serial killer on your hands. Six weeks on and it's a lost cause, the personality is formed. But help is at hand!"

It soon transpires that having Sleepy Tigers staying in your house does not provide relaxation for mother as advertised.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 30th March 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra