Episode 1.4 - Nelson The Stroke Virgin

Destiny enjoys a taste of life in the limelight after being awarded Animal of Courage 2010, but it is Marion who is the real hero. Nelson tries to be stroked by a human and Kali develops a crush on a crow that turns out to be female.

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In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

Afghan hound Destiny enjoys a taste of life in the limelight after being awarded Animal of Courage 2010.

However, there is tension in the yard as Marion is the true hero, but Destiny, dazzled by the attention, refuses to come clean. Everything soon backfires though and she is forced to redeem herself.

Meanwhile, urban fox Nelson is on a mission to experience being stroked by a human. However, when he finds himself trapped in the local petting zoo, the experience is less than enjoyable and he resorts to calling on Destiny to save him.

Pigeon Kali develops a crush on a crow only to discover the buff new boy in town is, in fact, a girl who soon develops a crush on Kali, leaving her momentarily questioning her sexuality.

Song: Everybody Loves A Lesbian - Sung by the Female Crow, featuring Kali and Destiny.
Written by Danielle Ward and Adam Miller.

Episode Notes

Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Never Been Stroked.

First Broadcast Details

Tue 13th July 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Fri 4th Jul 2014 (3:30am, Dave)
  • Wed 24th Sep 2014 (2:45am, Dave)
  • Sun 21st Dec 2014 (2:15am, Dave)
  • Sat 17th Jan 2015 (3:15am, Dave)

Episode 1.4 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 ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)
Margaret Cabourn-Smith ... Mother
Malcolm Rogers ... Old Man
Dan Skinner
(as Renton Skinner)
... Reporter
Andrew Brooke ... Farmhand
Velile Tshabalala ... Nurse
Ruth Bratt ... Cassandra (Voice)
Jeff Brazier ... Self
Clive Anderson ... 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

Never Been Stroked

It turns out Nelson has never been stroked.

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

Clive Anderson on Mongrels

Nelson spends the night in a petting zoo after being desperate to be stroked. However, during the night he finds an unwanted visitor in his pen, in the form of Clive Anderson.

Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson), Clive Anderson.

Destiny The Lifesaver

A young boy is drowning and it is up to Destiny to save him, but she has a Magnum Classic to finish.

Featuring: Dan Tetsell (Marion), Paul Kaye (Vince), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Mother).

Animal of Courage

Destiny is up for an "Animal of Courage" award.

Featuring: Lucy Montgomery (Destiny), Dan Tetsell (Marion), Tony Way (Gary), Jeff Brazier.

Everybody loves a lesbian

A song about lesbians. Warning: this clip is not suitable for young viewers or those easily offended.

Featuring: Lucy Montgomery (Destiny), Katy Brand (Kali).

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