Nightingales. Image shows from L to R: Bell (David Threlfall), Sarge (James Ellis), Carter (Robert Lindsay)
Nightingales

Nightingales

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1990 - 1993
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about the surreal antics of three security guards working the night shift. Stars Robert Lindsay, David Threlfall and James Ellis.

Nightingales. Image shows from L to R: Sarge (James Ellis), Bell (David Threlfall), Carter (Robert Lindsay)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1990 - 1993
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
13 (2 series)
Stars
Robert Lindsay, David Threlfall and James Ellis
Writer
Paul Makin
Director
Tony Dow
Producers
Esta Charkham, Rosie Bunting, Laurence Marks and Laurie Greenwood
Companies

Three disparate characters are nightwatchmen in an office block somewhere in Britain. Their night life is surreal to say the least. Anything can happen from a friendly werewolf performing open heart surgery on one of them to an allegorical Mary who turns up pregnant at their door on Christmas Eve.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, by Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin.

Theme music performed by Clever Music. Closing theme sung by Robert Lindsay.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 27th February 1990 at 10pm on Channel 4

Recording details

  • Paradise Circus (Birmingham) - Exteriors

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