Nighty Night. Jill Tyrell (Julia Davis). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Nighty Night

BBC Three sitcom by Julia Davis. 12 episodes (2 series), 2004 - 2005. Stars Julia Davis, Angus Deayton, Rebecca Front, Ruth Jones and others.

Nighty Night. Image shows from L to R: Don Cole (Angus Deayton), Cath Cole (Rebecca Front), Jill Tyrell (Julia Davis). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Nighty Night

Julia Davis plays a monstrously self-involved beautician whose husband is dying of cancer

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2004 - 2005
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Julia Davis, Angus Deayton, Rebecca Front, Ruth Jones, Mark Gatiss and Kevin Eldon
Writer
Julia Davis
Directors
Tony Dow and Dewi Humphreys
Producers
Ted Dowd and Alison MacPhail

Jill is a monstrously self-involved beautician whose husband, Terry, is dying of cancer. Her reaction to such terrible news is to tell everyone that Terry has died and pursue her neighbour, Don, a doctor whose wife is suffering from MS.

She commits mass-murder at the end of Series 1 but successfully frames a man called Glen for all the murders.

In Series 2, Glen is being detained at Her Majesty's pleasure in Bettle Lodge - an institution for the mentally insane. Meanwhile Jill is planning to move on with her life, but first she must visit Glen and relieve him of the burden of his chip and pin number.

However, Jill's one objective remains in Series 2 - to find Don and make him hers. She drugs and kidnaps Linda, hooks her caravan to her bright pink jeep and sets off to north Cornwall, where Cath and Don are currently working through their marital problems at the Trees Therapy Centre.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme music is My Name is Nobody by Ennio Morricone.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 6th January 2004 on BBC Three at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 11th October 2005 on BBC Three at 10:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 4th June 2017 at 1:20am on Gold