Nighty Night (2004-2005)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 2004-01-06

Runtime: 30 minutes

Genre(s): Comedy

Language(s): English


Nighty Night is a British dark comedy sitcom written by and starring Julia Davis. It was first broadcast on 6 January 2004 on BBC Three before moving to BBC2. Notorious for its dark humour, the show follows narcissistic sociopath Jill Tyrell – who manages a beauty parlour alongside her moronic, asthmatic assistant Linda – as she learns that her husband has cancer. She uses this fact to manipulate new neighbour Cathy Cole, a wheelchair user with multiple sclerosis whose husband Don, a womanising doctor, Jill has become obsessed with. The theme tune used in the beginning of both series and during the closing credits for the first is an excerpt from the spaghetti western My Name Is Nobody, composed by the Italian film composer Ennio Morricone. In June 2006 it was announced that Sex and the City creator Darren Star would write and be executive producer of a US version, which has been commissioned for a pilot script. Steve Coogan and Henry Normal, founders of the production company Baby Cow, were to be co-Executive-Producers.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 12
Season 1 6
Season 2 6
Specials 1
Cast 6
Angus Deayton - Don Cole
Julia Davis - Jill Tyrrell
Rebecca Front - Cathy Cole
Felicity Montagu - Sue Forks
Ruth Jones - Linda
Mark Gatiss - Glenn Bulb
Production 6
Steve Coogan - Executive Producer
Julia Davis - Producer
Henry Normal - Executive Producer
Alison MacPhail - Producer
Ted Dowd - Producer
Mark Freeland - Executive Producer
Network 2
BBC Three

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