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Nightingales 

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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1993   1992   1990  

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Robert Lindsay ...  Carter 13 episodes, 1990-1993
David Threlfall ...  Bell 13 episodes, 1990-1993
James Ellis James Ellis ...  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 »

Quotes

[Repeated line. With different famous person mentioned each time]
Carter: [wistfully] I wonder what the Pope is doing tonight.
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Soundtracks

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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Gleefully daft series about three night security guards in an office building.
26 July 2005 | by jezburgSee all my reviews

Probably the most underrated of channel 4's sit-coms. Superbly acted by the principles (especially David Threlfall). The reason it is not particularly well known is the stupid scheduling it received (after 11pm midweek), consequently not many people saw it. The surreal humour is not to everyones tastes so it's a case of love it or hate it. People who do love it really do love it. Somehow it manages to capture the slightly demented state of mind that night-workers tend to develop, the in-jokey humour and the flights of fantasy in their enclosed little world. Particularly recommended are the two werewolf episodes and the one with a gorilla called Trevor Oblong.

I wonder what Samuel Beckett is doing now?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1990 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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