Nighty Night

Nighty Night

Jan. 06, 2004
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Seasons and episodes

1Season 1 Jan. 06, 2004
2Season 2 Sep. 06, 2005

Creator

Cast

Julia Davis isJill Tyrrell
Jill Tyrrell
Rebecca Front isCathy Cole
Cathy Cole
Mark Gatiss isGlenn Bulb
Glenn Bulb

Synopsis

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.

Nighty Night
Nighty Night
Nighty Night
Original title Nighty Night
First air date Jan. 06, 2004
Last air date Oct. 11, 2005
Seasons 2
Episodes 12
Duration 30m

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