Nighty Night (2004)

18 Comedy 30m


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.

  1. Julia Davis


Series Cast

  1. Mark Gatiss as Glenn Bulb

    Mark Gatiss

    Glenn Bulb

    13 Episodes

  2. Angus Deayton as Don Cole

    Angus Deayton

    Don Cole

    12 Episodes

  3. Julia Davis as Jill Tyrrell

    Julia Davis

    Jill Tyrrell

    12 Episodes

  4. Rebecca Front as Cathy Cole

    Rebecca Front

    Cathy Cole

    12 Episodes

  5. Felicity Montagu as Sue Forks

    Felicity Montagu

    Sue Forks

    12 Episodes

  6. Ruth Jones as Linda

    Ruth Jones


    12 Episodes

  7. Kevin Eldon as Terry Tyrrell

    Kevin Eldon

    Terry Tyrrell

    6 Episodes

  8. Miranda Hart as Beth

    Miranda Hart


    4 Episodes

  9. Bruno Melling

    Bruce Cole

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2 - Nighty Night

Season 2

2005 | 6 Episodes

Season 2 of Nighty Night premiered on September 6, 2005.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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