Episode 1.3 - Marion The Young Lover

Springwatch comes to film on the Isle of Dogs and Nelson is horrified to discover all the animals are, in fact, actors. Destiny becomes a guide dog, Marion attempts to win love by staying alive for one more day, and Kali reveals she used to nest in Amy Winehouse's hair.

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In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

The BBC's Springwatch comes filming to the Isle of Dogs and urban fox Nelson is horrified to discover all the animals are, in fact, actors. But when Nelson discovers that Afghan hound Destiny loves the show, he seizes the chance to impress her by auditioning for a part.

Out on a walk in the park, Destiny meets a guide dog and decides that guiding is for her - purely because she likes the idea of being in control. However, Destiny quickly discovers that guiding has its downside. It's time for her to find someone else to do her work for her ... Nelson.

Tomcat Marion falls for the beautiful Lollipop and discovers all he has to do to make Lollipop his soulmate is to stay alive for one more day. How hard can that be? After all, a cat has nine lives...

And Kali the pigeon reveals that she used to nest in Amy Winehouse's hair.

Song: What A Difference A Day Makes - Sung by Marion and Lollipop.
Written by Danielle Ward.

Episode Notes

Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Springwatch.

First Broadcast Details

Date:
Tue 6th July 2010
Time:
10:30pm
Channel:
BBC Three
Ratings:
0.42 million viewers (2.4% audience share)
Length:
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Fri 26th Apr 2013 (11:20pm, Dave)
  • Mon 21st Apr 2014 (2:20am, Dave)
  • Wed 24th Sep 2014 (2:15am, Dave)
  • Sun 21st Dec 2014 (1:40am, Dave)

Episode 1.3 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)
Ruth Bratt ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)
Guest Cast
Daniel Lawrence Taylor ... Producer
Steven France ... Flipper's Friend
Toby Marrow ... Death
Lewis Macleod ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)
Chris Packham ... Self
Terry Nutkins ... Self
Writing Team
Jon Brown ... 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

Springwatch

BBC's Springwatch comes filming to the Isle of Dogs and urban fox Nelson makes an appearance, but is less than impressed by Chris Packham's comments.

Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson), Chris Packham.

Guide Dog Training

Afghan hound Destiny completes her guide dog training, complete with an appropriate Rocky-styled montage, which basically involves an eye test.

Featuring: Lucy Montgomery (Destiny), Lewis Macleod (Ensemble (Various Roles)).

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