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

Nighty Night

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2004 - 2005
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Julia Davis plays a monstrously self-involved beautician whose husband is dying of cancer. Also features Angus Deayton, Rebecca Front, Ruth Jones, Mark Gatiss, Felicity Montagu and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2004 - 2005
Channels
BBC Three
Episodes
12 (2 series)
Stars
Julia Davis, Angus Deayton, Rebecca Front, Ruth Jones, Mark Gatiss, Felicity Montagu, Kevin Eldon, Kitty Fitzgerald and more
Writers
Julia Davis, Jane Stanness, Mark Gatiss, Ruth Jones and Emma Frost
Directors
Tony Dow, Dewi Humphreys, Rowan Clarke and Jane Ashmore
Producers
Ted Dowd, Alison MacPhail, Mark Freeland, Henry Normal, Steve Coogan and Kerry Waddell
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme music is My Name is Nobody by Ennio Morricone.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 6th January 2004 at 10:30pm on BBC Three
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 4th June 2017 at 1:20am on Gold
  • Monday 29th May 2017 at 3:15am on Gold
  • Sunday 28th May 2017 at 3:00am on Gold

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