The BEST Episodes of Nighty Night

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 7, 2020

Network: BBC Three

Julia Davis heads an impressive cast in Nighty Night, a dark comedy/drama series which she also wrote. The series could be described as a West Country version of Fatal Attraction. It centres on Jill, a woman with an obsession, who is the co-owner of a suburban beauty salon. She has other things on her mind, though, namely the handsome doctor who lives in the house opposite with his wife, a wheelchair user. Jill claims her hospitalised husband is dying of a terminal illness and so descends on the life of the unfortunate couple and refuses to leave. The series won a Banff Award and Davis won a Royal Television Society Award for her performance and got a highly positive reception from TV critics.

Episode Six

#1 - Episode Six

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2004

Don and Cathy split up. Jill kills Terry, then forces Glenn to kill Gordon the vicar with a poisoned sundae and makes him confess to the police. Then she tells them him they can start a new life- well death together. He eats one of the other poisoned desserts, then gives it to her, saying it's her turn. She tells him she's not really hungry and watches him die. Terry turns out to be alive after all.

star 8.54
102 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: Julia Davis
Episode Four

#2 - Episode Four

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2004

Don attempts a reconciliation with Cath but Jill is now firmly established in their home and has no intention of allowing the two to make up. Meanwhile, Terry is released from the hospital and Jill puts him straight into a hospice where he assumes he'll spend the last days of his life.

star 8.48
103 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: Julia Davis
Episode Three

#3 - Episode Three

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2004

Jill convinces Cath to try to heal her marriage with the Caro Bibbens Celebrating Celibacy programme. Don becomes increasingly frustrated and is eventually thrown out of the house by Cath after she finds a pair of lacy split pants in his pocket.

star 8.46
105 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: Julia Davis
Episode Three

#4 - Episode Three

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 20, 2005

Jill arranges an encounter with Don's girlfriend in an attempt to discourage her, while Cath pursues a relationship with her therapist.

star 8.32
72 votes
Episode Four

#5 - Episode Four

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 27, 2005

Jill is still pursuing Don, even after finding out that Cathy is pregnant with Don's child, but her attempt to seduce Don is unsuccessful, so she seduces his 12-year-old son instead.

star 8.26
74 votes
Episode Five

#6 - Episode Five

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 4, 2005

Jill decides that the only way left to infiltrate herself into the Cole household is to emulate Cath's pregnancy, and announces that 12-year-old Bruce is the father. Don responds by going into a persistent state of drunkenness.

star 8.19
70 votes
Episode Two

#7 - Episode Two

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 2005

Jill and Linda drive down to Cornwall as Jill goes in search of Cath and Don. On the way, Jill runs over a black woman and discovers that she was going to a job interview at The Trees, the therapy centre where Cath and Don are. Jill decides to take her place at the interview, despite the obvious difference in appearance.

star 8.18
77 votes
Episode Two

#8 - Episode Two

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2004

Jill descends further into Cath and Don's lives by inviting Don around for a dinner of smashed prawns in a milky basket. However her plans are thwarted when Cath turns up for dinner too. Meanwhile, husband Terry continues his attempts to get in touch, but Jill still refuses to speak to him.

star 8.12
110 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: Julia Davis
Episode One

#9 - Episode One

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2004

Meet Jill (""mid 20's, widow, with a lust for life and a flexible spine""), a suburban hairdresser who sets her sights on a new life following her husband is diagnosed with cancer. Jill convinces everyone her husband Terry is dead, however he's alive and well in the hospital. But Jill doesn't care about that, she's got better things to do like joining the ""Lasso the Moon"" Matchmaking Agency where she's set-up on a rather peculiar blind-date with Glen who describes his personality as ""Scottish"". Next on the agenda is the ‘Fun and Fellowship' group at the local village hall where she meets her new neighbour and the man of her dreams - Dr. Don Cole. Jill firmly sets her sights on the dishy GP, but there's just a slight problem - he's married to wheelchair-bound Cath. Undeterred by this small obstacle, Jill infiltrates their lives…and refuses leave.

star 8.03
131 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: Julia Davis
Episode Five

#10 - Episode Five

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2004

Cath finally stands up to Jill and throws her out of the house and reveals some interesting news to Jill. Jill goes ahead with Terry's funeral, inviting Cath & Don, however there is one guest Jill did not expect.

star 7.93
104 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: Julia Davis
Episode One

#11 - Episode One

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2005

Jill is picking up the pieces of her life after the murders at the end of the last series. She has managed to frame ex-boyfriend Glen for them.

star 7.72
78 votes
Episode Six

#12 - Episode Six

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 11, 2005

Jill's lies are finally catching up with her. The man she framed for her husband's murder, Glen Bulb, escapes from the mental hospital. And Cath is becoming suspicious of Jill's "pregnancy", which is now entering its 11th month.

star 7.59
41 votes