Episode 1.1 - Nelson The Online Predator

Nelson discovers the harsh reality of interspecies dating, Marion gets himself adopted after his previous owner dies, Destiny bites her owner so she can attend dog obedience classes and Kali implicates DJ Toby Anstis in one of her evil schemes.

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In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

Nelson uses Toby Anstis's social networking login to set up a blind date with a human. However, he gets a shock when he discovers the Wendy he was planning to meet isn't a human being after all, but a chicken.

Destiny joins owner Gary for the canine horror show that is Strictly Dog Dancing and falls for badboy Rivers from the dog disobedience class. If she is to see Rivers again, Destiny has to start behaving really badly.

When Marion's owner dies, Kali sees an opportunity for Marion to pose as a missing cat called Chopsticks in order to rob his owner for all she's worth. Marion finds his new life most comfortable, until his new owner takes him to be neutered.

Song: The Chicken Song (F*** Chickens) - Sung by Vince, featuring Nelson.
Written by Daniel Peak and Danielle Ward.

Episode Notes

Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Chicken.

First Broadcast Details

Tue 22nd June 2010
BBC Three
0.49 million viewers (2.4% audience share)
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Wed 17th Sep 2014 (2:15am, Dave)
  • Sat 13th Dec 2014 (2:30am, Dave)
  • Sat 10th Jan 2015 (2:45am, Dave)
  • Fri 22nd Jan 2016 (2:00am, BBC3)

Episode 1.1 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Rufus Jones ... Nelson (Voice)
Lucy Montgomery ... Destiny (Voice)
Katy Brand ... Kali (Voice)
Dan Tetsell ... Marion (Voice)
Paul Kaye ... Vince (Voice)
Tony Way ... Gary (Destiny's Owner)
Guest Cast
Lewis Macleod ... Chopsticks (Cross-Eyed Cat) (Voice)
Rita Davies ... Margaret (Marion's Dead Owner)
James Doherty ... Dale (Strictly Doggy Dancing Tutor)
Joan Linder ... Ruth (Marion's New Owner)
Harry Morrison ... Policeman
Jonathan Ryland ... Vet
Ruth Bratt ... Wendy (Chicken) (Voice)
Zoe Gardner ... Dog Trainer
Toby Anstis ... Self
Writing Team
Jon Brown ... Writer
Daniel Peak ... Writer
Paul Doolan ... Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Tetsell ... Writer (Additional Material)
Danielle Ward ... Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Mayhew-Archer ... Script Editor
Production Team
Adam Miller ... Director
Stephen McCrum ... Producer
Mark Freeland ... Exec Producer
Simon Rogers ... Production Design
Joe Henson ... Composer
Richie Webb ... Composer
Nigel Williams ... Editor

Video Clips From This Episode

F*** Chickens

Vince gives his honest view of chickens in Cockney music form (not safe for work).

Featuring: Paul Kaye (Vince).

A little trim downstairs

Marion thinks of undergoing castration.

Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson), Lucy Montgomery (Destiny), Katy Brand (Kali), Dan Tetsell (Marion).

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