'A Book at Bedtime'; 'Red Gauntlet'; Kamikaze Highlanders; No time to lose; Penguins; BBC pro-gramme planners; Unexploded Scotsmen; 'Spot the Looney'; Rival documentaries; 'Dad's Doctors'; Dad's Pooves'.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), (creator) | 4 more credits »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Technician / Sapper MacDonald / Professor Ken Roswell / Sir Walter Scott / Angus Tinker
...
Second Reader / Captain / 'Penguins' Presenter / Second Major / First Producer
...
Book at Bedtime' Voice Over / Third Reader / Second Soldier / 'No Time to Lose Advice Centre' Consultant / Dr. Lewis Hoad / Swedish Person / First Major / 'Spot the Loony Presenter
...
RSM Urdoch / Professor / Gurt Svensson / Charles Dickens / A Forestry Expert
...
Jeremy Toogood / 'McKamikaze Highlanders' Voice Over / Scots Soldier / Bowler Hatted Man / Dr. Peaches Bartkowicz / Dame Elsie Occluded / Second Producer
...
No-Time Toulouse Narrator / Second Technician / Miles Yellowbird
Edit

Storyline

'A Book at Bedtime'; 'Red Gauntlet'; Kamikaze Highlanders; No time to lose; Penguins; BBC pro-gramme planners; Unexploded Scotsmen; 'Spot the Looney'; Rival documentaries; 'Dad's Doctors'; Dad's Pooves'.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

doctor | penguin | suicide bomber | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Release Date:

11 January 1973 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There was originally going to be a sketch entitled "Party Political Broadcast" (choreographed). However, it was cut from this episode, and also the trailers ("Dad's Doctors" and "Dad's Pooves") at the end were accidentally cut from the U.S. DVD release. The two trailers are present in European VHS and DVD releases. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: What makes these young Scotsman so keen to kill themselves?
Scottsman #1: The money's good.
Scottsman #2: And the water skiing.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube
(uncredited)
Composed by Johann Strauss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Delete your posts Monty Python´s Style roman_g
Has Monty Python's Flying Circus ever taught you something? Dr Wily
Fawlty Towers thethingy23
What have we learned from Monty Python's Flying Circus: salesgab
I will not buy this record... Noddy_Comet
Dear Old Codgers... Noddy_Comet
Discuss A Book at Bedtime (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?