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
- Sketch Show
- 2009 - 2010
- BBC Radio 4
- 8 (1 series)
- Jack Dee, Peter Capaldi, Lucy Montgomery, Vicki Pepperdine, Dan Tetsell and Lewis Macleod
- Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
- Simon Nicholls
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.
- Production company
- Theme tune is a remix of the BBC News theme playing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Thursday 24th December 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:15pm
- Last new broadcast
- Friday 31st December 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30pm
- Last repeat
- Friday 8th February 2019 at 10:45pm on Radio 4 Extra