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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 2

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

Broadcast details

Friday 25th December 2009
BBC Radio 4
15 minutes


  1. Wednesday 3rd February 2010 at 23.15
  2. Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 23.15 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)
Lewis Macleod Ensemble (Various Roles)
Guest cast
Alex Macqueen Ensemble (Various Roles)
Writing team
Ian Hislop Writer
Nick Newman Writer
Production team
Simon Nicholls Producer

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