Episode 1.8 - Nelson The Naughty Arsonist

It's the worst time of the year for the animals - Bonfire Night (aka 5/11). After failing in his job last year as a fire warden, Nelson faces an angry mob led by Marion demanding an end to the event for good. Kali has her wings clipped and discovers she is suddenly an easy meal for Vince. Destiny decides to pursue a modelling career.

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In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

The return of Bonfire Night unearths some bitter memories among the Mongrels.

After failing to protect his friends as fire warden the previous year, metrosexual fox Nelson faces an angry mob demanding an end to the event for good. However, when a rather bewildered and incompetent Marion is nominated as leader of the rebellion, things don't quite go as planned. After having her wings clipped by a safety conscious Nelson to stop her flying into fireworks, a grounded Kali faces a new danger from Vince, who suddenly sees Kali as an easy meal. Kali has to do some serious plotting to devise a way of avoiding becoming Vince's dinner.

Meanwhile, Destiny sets her sights on a modelling career after being spotted by a dog photographer in the park. However, the result of the photo shoot isn't quite as glamorous as she had hoped.

Song: Beautiful - Sung by Destiny.
Written by Daniel Peak and Jon Brown.

Episode Notes

Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Bonfire.

First Broadcast Details

Tue 10th August 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Wed 8th Oct 2014 (2:45am, Dave)
  • Sun 28th Dec 2014 (3:10am, Dave)
  • Sat 31st Jan 2015 (3:15am, Dave)
  • Tue 17th Feb 2015 (2:25am, Dave)

Episode 1.8 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
Simon Lipson ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)
Ruth Bratt ... Yvonne (Voice)
Kevin Eldon ... Photographer
Eamonn Holmes ... Self
Writing Team
Daniel Peak ... Writer
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

Ugly Women Are Beautiful Too Song

Destiny points out the differences between her and other women - in song form.

Featuring: Lucy Montgomery (Destiny).

Bonfire Night

It's 5/11 (November 5th) and the Mongrels are worried about the Fireworks on Bonfire Night. Nelson has flashbacks to last year's event.

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