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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, Episode 1

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

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th December 2009
BBC Radio 4
15 minutes


  1. Wednesday 27th January 2010 at 23.15
  2. Thursday 11th September 2014 at 23.00 on Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jack Dee John Tweedledum
Peter Capaldi Jim Tweedledee
Lucy Montgomery Ensemble (Various Roles)
Vicki Pepperdine Ensemble (Various Roles)
Dan Tetsell Ensemble (Various Roles)
Lewis Macleod Ensemble (Various Roles)
Guest cast
Chris Addison Ensemble (Various Roles)
Writing team
Ian Hislop Writer
Nick Newman Writer
Production team
Simon Nicholls Producer

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