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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 7

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

Broadcast details

Friday 1st January 2010
BBC Radio 4
15 minutes


  1. Wednesday 3rd March 2010 at 11:15pm on Radio 4
  2. Thursday 16th October 2014 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jack Dee John Tweedledum
Peter Capaldi Jim Tweedledee
Lucy Montgomery Ensemble Actor
Vicki Pepperdine Ensemble Actor
Dan Tetsell Ensemble Actor
Lewis Macleod Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Kate Layden Ensemble Actor
Joseph Cohen-Cole Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ian Hislop Writer
Nick Newman Writer
Production team
Simon Nicholls Producer

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