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 Carter (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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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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[Repeated line. With different famous person mentioned each time]
Carter: [wistfully] I wonder what the Pope is doing tonight.
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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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Brilliantly surreal
18 April 2001 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is true British comedy following in the footsteps of the Goons or Monty Python. You wouldn't think that a sitcom about 3 security guards and an empty building would yield much in the way of laughs but this comedy did using a combination of off-the-wall plots and fantastic characterisation by Lyndsey, Thewlis and Allison.

If you like Nightingales, check out The High Life and Joking Apart.

"Anyone here?" "There's nobody here but us chickens"


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