Three disparate characters are nightwatchmen in an office block somewhere in Britain. Their night life is surreal to say the least. Anything can happen from a friendly werewolf performing ... See full summary »
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 Carter (13 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Bell (13 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Sarge (13 episodes, 1990-1993)
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Three disparate characters are nightwatchmen in an office block somewhere in Britain. Their night life is surreal to say the least. Anything can happen from a friendly werewolf performing open heart surgery on one of them to an allegorical Mary who turns up pregnant at their door on Christmas Eve. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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27 February 1990 (UK)  »

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There was a fourth guard called Mr Smith who was a corpse sitting in the office. He had died three years before and the rest of the guards were dividing up his pay packet. See more »

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Carter: Look at that time we tried to teach a goat to ride a bicycle... Because it couldn't change gear properly we lost heart, didn't we?
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A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Theme Music Performed by Clever Music
Closing theme sung by Robert Lindsay
Written by Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin
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and absolute gem, hidden by Channel 4's usual c**p timetabling
22 May 2004 | by (hadleigh, essex, UK) – See all my reviews

I can only agree with the other contribution. THis was a surreal programme.

THe characters were superbly performed, especially Threfell - where did he get that outfit (too small) and that wig! I have always liked James Ellis - even in Z Cars and Robert Lindsay was his usual excellent self. Perhaps it appealed to me because I too have done my share of night shifts and remember the deranged conversations that we would have to remain awake and sane when there was absolutely nothing going on. If there is anyone anywhere reading this who has the power to put this back on or release it on DVD/Video then please do so. You will be doing the world a favour and making a deranged mind addled by years of nights very happy!


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