The News At Bedtime. Image shows from L to R: Jim Tweedledee (Peter Capaldi), John Tweedledum (Jack Dee). Copyright: BBC.

The News At Bedtime

BBC Radio 4 sketch show. 8 episodes (1 series), 2009 - 2010. Stars Jack Dee, Peter Capaldi, Lucy Montgomery, Vicki Pepperdine, Dan Tetsell and Lewis Macleod.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 24th December 2009

John Tweedledum and Jim Tweedledee report on the scandal of Jack and his genetically-modified beanstalk.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 25th December 2009

John Tweedledum and Jim Tweedledee report on The Queen Of Hearts' Traditional Christmas Message.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 28th December 2009

John Tweedledum and Jim Tweedledee report on food campaigner Jack Spratt, and the Tooth Fairy debates the nation's nutrition.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Tuesday 29th December 2009

Jim reports live from the launch site of the Nurseyland space programme as preparations are finalised to put a cow over the moon.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Wednesday 30th December 2009

Mary Mary reports on a medical mystery involving and old woman who swallowed a fly.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 31st December 2009

Mary Mary has shocking news of an egg on a wall.


7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Friday 1st January 2010

It's New Year's Day and riot police are called in as the Teddy Bears try to have their picnic.


Special: Review of the Year

First broadcast: Friday 31st December 2010

Join co-news anchors John Tweedledum (Jack Dee) and Jim Tweedledee (Peter Capaldi) for a very special review of the last year in Nursery Land.